- Beijing Off White / Chinese Carrara
Beijing Off White
marble, also being called "Hanbaiyu", is a famous building stone in China, which
can be seen in many historical palace buildings. There are several versions
or grades of Beijing Off White marble. The one commonly used in carving and
fabrication is Fangshan White, which is of great resemblance to
White Carrara so often called "Chinese Carrara". Chinese Carrara
features light grey veins smoothly embedded in the off white back ground. Another
often used version of Hanbaiyu, mainly for statue carving, has very little veins.
This nearly pure royal white marble provides cost effective alternative to famous
White Thassos quarried in Greece or Italy.