Jade, agate, crystal and other hard precious stones are known as gems. These materials are carved to create objects such as tea bowls and incense containers.
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The marvelous thing about carved gem works is the colors and patterns of the natural precious stones themselves.
How to do gem carving
"What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo ／ List of works English translation: Kazuko Todate (Art critic / Art historian)