Alabaster has been used as a material for carving for thousands of years. Especially loved by the Ancient Egyptians, sculptures have been found dating back to 1300BC.
Many beautiful vessels and statues were discovered in the Pharoahs' tombs, and were found to have contained precious perfumes and oils.
Today we can still enjoy this beautiful stone with hand carved items produced by local Egyptian craftsmen, in many cases still using original techniques.
Marbles & Stones is a small company based near Exeter which covers the South West and beyond. We have fallen in love with the history and uniqueness of this stone and supply a range of products for our customers to enjoy in the UK.
We can be found at shows and fairs around the country, offer a bespoke wedding hire service for the South West, and champion the charms of this natural material.