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Alabaster Stone Carvings.

Alabaster stones are ground into powder form and molded into a block before artisans in China handcarve them into beautiful and exquisite works of art like netsuke, okimono, jewelry, statues and other objects. No two carvings are exactly alike because each is individually handcarved and often bears the artist's mark. Due to the abundance of this material, these intricately carved works of art are more affordable than those carved in ivory. Alabaster carvings help conservation efforts by providing an abundant substitute for ivory from endangered elephants for traditional Oriental carvers.

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Last modified: August 28, 2007
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