Turkish alabaster is
a fine-grained, translucent
light-colored stone with streaks
of pastel color.
The color, grain and light
passing through it make
it pretty, which is why it's used
to make ashtrays, bowls and plates,
chess sets, cups, egg cups (and ornamental
eggs), vases and other items both
useful and ornamental.
You'll find carved alabaster pieces for
sale all over Turkey for
YTL3 to YTL20