Save our Bees 🐝 Sentiment Pebbles

Save our Bees 🐝 Sentiment Pebbles

£2.50Price

Oval shaped stone sentiment pebble hand-carved with the words

"Save Our Bees"

Approximate Size: 5cm

Made in India

Hand-made by specialist producer groups in Agra, the hub of stone craftsmanship. Palewa is a form of Indian soapstone which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is largely composed of the mineral talc, thus is rich in magnesium.

It has been used throughout history for inlaid designs and sculptures. Some Native American tribes would use this stone to make bowls, cooking slabs and other objects; this was particularly common

during the late Archaic archaeological period. Vikings also hewed

this form of soapstone directly from the stone face, shaped it into

cooking pots and sold these at home and also abroad.

In modern times this form of soapstone has been used in India for centuries as a medium for carving. In Brazil, especially in Minas Gerais, due to the abundance of soapstone mines in that Brazilian state,

local artisans still craft objects from this material. These handicrafts are commonly sold in street markets found in cities across the state. Some of the oldest towns, notably Congonhas, Tiradentes, and Ouro Preto, still have some of their streets paved with soapstone from colonial times.

All  sentiment pebbles and paperweights are lovingly hand-made

and in purchasing these beautiful stones you are helping Shared

Earth to help others!



 

 

Thoughtful beautiful gift.