Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet

Just a couple of weeks until Tet, the traditional Phu Loc Tay copper casting village in Dien Khanh district, Khanh Hoa province became more busy to keep up with the supply of goods to the market.

Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet
Tran Thien, 65, has experienced 50 years with the trade. Just days until the traditional New Year, he and his other villagers are busy to make products for Tet market
Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet
A product waiting to be polished before being sold to the market
Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet
Raw products
Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet
Kilns of many households are always red to keep up with the Tet market
Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet
Copper is cooked for about 12 hours to melt before being poured into moulds
Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet
Workers pour molten copper into preformed soil moulds
 
Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet
Finished clay casting moulds
Khanh Hoa: Hundred-year-old copper casting village busy with Tet

After being poured in the moulds for about 30 minutes, the copper will freeze. The clay moulds are demolished to take the bronze products inside

VNA

 
 
 
 
 
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