Alabaster Vases Of Egypt

Alabaster Shop in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Alabaster Craftsman in Egypt.

Alabaster Craftsman in Egypt.

 

Alabaster Craftsmen in Egypt.

Alabaster Craftsmen in Egypt.

 

Alabaster Craftsman in Egypt.

Alabaster Craftsman in Egypt.

 

The working conditions are harsh in a desert landscape where these artisans manage to create even more dust during the carving, shaving, shaping, and polishing of alabaster.  The work is done in the open air and by hand using primitive tools and as always the end products are beautiful.  Alabaster vases are found all over Egypt.

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