Scali Alabastro hail from Volterra, Tuscany, the heard of alabaster handcrafting since the Etruscan time. If you are looking for high quality, alabaster stone chess sets, particularly in Australia, you need look no further than what the masters of Scali Alabastro have created.
In their workshop in Tuscany, they use their forty years of experience and traditional ways and techniques, passed on from father to son, to create many items but they are most known for their stunning chess sets.
The alabaster, formed in the territory of Volterra during the Miocene period from the concentration of marine salt, in particular chloride of sodium and sulfate of calcium, is a candid stone sometimes marked with stripes, variously opaque and much softer than marble, which makes it easy to create sculptures rich in details and luminous objects.
The alabaster is extracted in blocks of oval shape in galleries deep from 50 to 100 meters situated in Castellina Maritima or in opened sky caves in the communes of Pomarance, Gesseri and Ulignano.