June 25, 2021

Lapidary Art

lapidary craftsman at work

lapidary artisan at work


The lapidary is well-reared, well advised; a counselor, informed in his art; an abrader, a polisher; one who works with abrasive sand, rubs stones with fine cane and, makes them shine. He makes them shine.

The good lapidary is a creator of works of skill. He is adroit, a designer of works of skill, a gluer of mosaics of stone. They are glued. He creates, he designs works of skill. He grinds down, he polishes, he applies abrasive sand to stones, cuts them into triangles, forms designs of them.

(Baquedano 1984:22)

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