Each unique Kanopet jar is crafted in Tuscany in line with the time-honoured principles of traditional craftsmanship. The material used is a mineral formed from calcium sulphate and water of crystallisation: alabaster. Though very similar in appearance to marble, it is softer and feels warmer. It is popular with sculptors for sculptures, reliefs and jars. The alabaster used in the Kanopet urns comes from the region of Volterra, a centre for the beautiful mineral.