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Working Jade
Jade is a stone that is too hard to carve—to work it, artisans slowly rub away stone with grit.

Working jade


Varanasi: sacred city
Each year, millions of pilgrims come here to worship Shiva and to bathe in the holy waters of the River Ganges.

Varanasi: sacred city








working jade
Cut, abrade, polish. With these three actions, Chinese artisans have been refining jade for 6000 years.

Working jade