Armenian Cross-Stone, Armenian Handmade Khachfar, Cross-Stone with Eternity Sign
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 14.5cm – 5.70in
Length 6.5cm – 2.55in
Width 4cm – 1.57in
Weight 300gr to 350gr
The eternity sign symbolized the concept of everlasting, celestial life and it is the symbol of the national identity of the Armenian people.