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Miao silversmith

 2012-10-10    kate    Activities    Kaili    1503  

Silver forging is Miao folk unique skills, all ornaments are made by hand. In the villages such as Kongbai village, Maliao village, Wugao village etc, Xijiang Town, Leishan County, the processing of Miao silverware is based on manual family operation. Miao silversmiths are generally inherited his father's business, from generation to generation, and the craft rarely rumor.

lighting of fires, bellows support combustion
Miao silversmith

Select silver
Miao silversmith

Melting silver
Miao silversmith

After the silver is melted, blow off the charcoal and powder with a blowpipe
Miao silversmith

Pour the silver water into the silver trough to form of silver bullion
Miao silversmith

Then beat the silver bullion into sheet
Miao silversmith

The most traditional and original fiber drawing technology: the drawing well filaments are knead into thread-like with wooden gyroscope
Miao silversmith

Thread-like filaments used to compile the flowers
Miao silversmith

Some filaments used to knead pedicel,?Weld the woven flowers on a silver piece, the welded flower shear lace
Miao silversmith

Glue the well-cut flower to the welding material and prepare to be welded with pedicel
Miao silversmith

A beautiful Silver Flower come into being
Miao silversmith

Sheet of silver pieces are carved with patterns as flowers, insects, fish and so on, but some should be placed on the mold to beat the contours
Miao silversmith

A clear outline pattern come out
Miao silversmith

Heating rosin board till rosin melted, sticky on the recess of the silver pieces to prevent deformation when engraving
Miao silversmith

Silver pieces cemented in the rosin board can be used to carve patterns
Miao silversmith

Put the well-made silverware on copper pots, add some cleaning silverware dissolvent, water, and boil the mixture gently for about 5 minutes, remove
Miao silversmith

Polish the well cooked silverware with metal brush, and then pierce the polishing Silver Flower to connect with the silver cap
Miao Silverware

Beautiful silver cap is done.
Miao Silverware

National intangible cultural heritage inheritor Guangbin Yang is testing the silver jewelry he makes himself.
Miao Silverware

Exquisite bracelet, silver necklace, and silver cap
Miao Silverware

Some tools to be used to make the silverware
Miao Silverware

The dressed up Miao women toast guests with horns wine?
Miao Silverware

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