Gold/Silver melting – Traditional method in India

by Kavitha Balakrishnan on November 28, 2013

Though there are kilns and furnaces in all shapes and sizes to melt metal, I found this method very interesting.

Earlier times they used to have the husk of rice, topped it with charcoal and then these crucibles. Then they used to blow with a pipe. And the fire surrounded the crucible with the metal in it. And in very few minutes they removed the molten metal and poured it.

Now instead of blowing manually they use a motor.

I have also done melting in furnaces, but this is really amazing. No hassles, just 2 minutes!

I requested one of the goldsmiths to allow me to shoot it, and he agreed.

Kavitha Balakrishnan

Kavitha Balakrishnan

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