Mammoth carvings are made from fossilised mammoth from
millions years ago and hand carved to make beautiful designs. Mammoth is name
of a prehistoric elephant genus “Mammuthus”. It had stronger elongated tusks
than today’s elephant.
It is sometime difficult to determine if the fossil is
walrus or mammoth tusk as the colours do vary from ivory to she oak colours due
to different absorption of minerals over the centuries.
Fossil mammoth ivory used in Mammoth carvings is not regulated by the conference on
international trade in endangered species or by any government agencies. Trade
in Ivory has been banned since 1989 . The US Fish and Wildlife Service has good
information if you do own Mammoth carvings and need to check if it is legal or