With naturally formed chysanthemum-shaped white calcite under the black surface, the chrysanthemum stone is a rare kind of stone resource only found in some parts of China. Sculptors will carve every stone into different pattern or form according to the shape and location of the white calcite, thus all stone sculptures are unique in its own ways.
Photo 1: A craftsman polishes a sculpture of chrysanthemum stone in a processing plant in Majiaping Village of Xuan'en County, central China's Hubei Province, Sept. 6, 2017.
Photo 2-4: Photo taken on Sept. 6, 2017 shows a sculpture of chrysanthemum stone.
Photo 5: Craftsman Yang Guoyong checks the pattern of a chrysanthemum stone before carving it.
Photo 6: Craftsman Yang Guoyong cleans a sculpture of chrysanthemum stone.
Photo 7: Craftsman Yang Guoyong conveys a chrysanthemum stone.
Photo 8: A craftsman cuts a chrysanthemum stone.
Photo 9: A craftsman carves an artwork of chrysanthemum stone.
Photo 10: A craftsman polishes a chrysanthemum stone.
Photo 11: Craftsman Yang Guoyong cuts the chrysanthemum stone.