I am a collector of oriental artefacts and other collectibles. My business interests include distribution of drinks to the education department, hospitality industry and retail outlets.
We recently established an LLC e-commerce company to enable trade with overseas companies.
After a decade in office equipment sales, I started a computer and software company which we operated for a further 12 years.
During my time here I undertook various courses to further my career opportunities including workplace training and assessment as well as web design and administration. I taught at TAFE for several years.
My entire family are collectors of Jade Carvings, Japanese Netsuke and Okimino, Bronze statues, paintings, copper, silver and brass items, cloisonne items and now mammoth bone carvings.
My intention is to draw people's attention away for buying elephant ivory as there are too many still being slaughtered in most parts of Africa and parts of Asia.
Although elephant herds are increasing in Asia the same is not in Africa with poachers killing over 2000 in the last 2 years.
If everyone studied carefully the elephant bone items and the bonafides of the seller, they may take a little more time to consider buying genuine mammoth bone.
Collecting ivory of any kind is controversial to say the least however, if you still wish to purchase ivory feel confident in the knowledge that all our products are guaranteed to be very old ivory, that is ivory carved well before the slaughter of the majestic elephant was endemic and CITES formed. With the discovery of literally millions of woolley mammoth in the permafrost of Siberia in recent years, we have formed relationships with distributors who guarantee that only the material from these well extinct creatures is being used to carve intricate ornaments including Netsuke, Okimono and other detailed works of art.
If you are interested in Jade carvings and mammoth ivory carving at www.orientalartefacts.com .