Ivory figurines are a wonderful gift, because they are real works of art and are made by skilled craftsmen by hand. The tradition of making items from elephant bones appeared in China, where to this day amazing statuettes and other products are made.
Ivory items made by Chinese craftsmen are highly accurate. Be it statuettes or other objects, they convey to the smallest detail the appearance of the original object. The figurines depicting people, animals and abstract objects are especially unique. They will decorate the interior and as a gift, will delight people who are destined.
In China, ivory figurines depicted religious scenes and were dedicated to Buddha. Such products are made for their country. But other objects have been imported to Europe from ancient times: elegant cases for playing cards, fans and amazing openwork balls.
In the Meiji era, magnificent figurines were created from this material in Japan. They portrayed geishas, fishermen and warriors. Very valuable representatives of figurines are okimono figurines. Continue reading