(We’ve Moved our Featured Category to the blog.)
We want everyone to come to a better understanding of the legality of selling walrus tusk or mammoth tusk items within the U.S. There is a lot of confusion about whether the sale of Alaskan ivory is legal; In most states it is.* In other words, the nationwide ban on trade in elephant ivory does not apply to walrus and mammoth tusk in most states.
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, under the U.S. Department of the Interior, created a brochure to explain that use of walrus tusk by Alaskan natives is protected by law. See the brochure here.
In the meantime, enjoy a 15% discount on Alaskan carvings and jewelry by using the code Feature15 in the coupon section of our shopping cart. (This promotion has now ended.) You can always call us at 207 423-8473, if you prefer to speak with a person when purchasing something.
*As of this writing, we understand that California, New Jersey, and Hawaii have banned trade in all types of ivory, including walrus tusk and mammoth tusk. New York has banned trade in mammoth tusk. In addition, it is illegal for us to send any kind of ivory to other countries, unless it can be proven that it precedes the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972.
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