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The Art of Tradition


ART-GVS is dedicated to the manufacture of handcrafted African tribal arts made from fossil woolly mammoth ivory. The collection is designed to capture the spirit and cultural authenticity of artworks from major ivory art-producing peoples such as the Pende, Baule, Yoruba, Punu, Lega, Dan and Ovambo. Especially with regards to miniature masks and statues our skilled artists of German and African origin reveal a panoply of forms and styles for each tribe.  

Being run in its fifth generation our company has practiced the tradition of ivory carving for more than 130 years – since 1881. For nearly 30 years we have worked with fossil mammoth ivory which is absolutely legal as this species died out more than 10000 years ago.  

Please enjoy our exclusive selection of art. We ship worldwide.