Armenian Cross-Stone, Armenian Handmade Khachfar, Cross-Stone with Eternity Sign and Pomegranate
A Khachfar, also known as an Armenian cross-stone which is a carved in the tuff stone, light and high resistant. It is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption. From the region of Artik it is make and used in Armenia for buildings houses and bridges.
The most common Khachfar feature is a cross surmounting a rosette the Armenian motif of eternity sign.
The art of carving Khachkars has witnessed a rebirth as a symbol of Armenian culture a true characteristic of Medieval Christian Armenian art which everyone should have.
Height 20cm – 7.87in
Length 8.5cm to 9cm – 3.34in to 3.54in
Width 4.5cm to 5cm – 1.77in to 1.96in
Weight 570gr to 660gr
The eternity sign symbolized the concept of everlasting, celestial life and it is the symbol of the national identity of the Armenian people.
The pomegranate is one of the most recognizable symbols of the country. In Armenian mythology it symbolizes fertility and good fortune. It was a guardian against the evil eye.