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Near Mandalay, a Jade-Cutter.

The sculpture on jade is an art which claims a creative spirit and a great skill. During work, a qualified craftsman can see below the surface of the stone to know the depth of the color and his direction, and to envisage what will arrive in the stone according to the noises of polishing. He spreads water with his fingers on the stone when the paste of abrasive veils its surface. In fact, jade is not carved, but it is sandpapered, until the desired form
is obtained.
Burma (Myanmar) is the principal source of modern gem.
Escuse my bad english.
I took the advice of Faubry, I posted the same shot but in black and white, in the
workshop.

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