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Mammoth Ivory Hand-carved Earrings
Made by Coos Bay artis
t Larry Sequine
The mammoth became extinct over 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age. Their large tusks, measuring up to 10 ½ feet in length, are still being found in the arctic regions of Alaska, Canada and Siberia, preserved in the “Perma-frost”.
Mammoth ivory varies in color from a creamy white to dark brown depending on the minerals the ivory has been exposed to over the centuries. Like modern elephant ivory, mammoth ivory has a distinct cross-hatch pattern and a visible wood-like grain. Unlike modern elephant ivory, ancient mammoth ivory can be used to make beautiful pieces of jewelry and carving that we can enjoy without the worry of endangering a living species.
Larry Sequine hand carves this lustrous ivory to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.