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About lost wax process:
The ancient skill of metal casting probably predates writtenhistory, but it was only between the 9th and 13th centuries that Cholacraftsmen began creating true masterworks of bronze sculpture. Theartisans who craft our bronze sculpture statues use the very samecasting and finishing techniques their forefathers used a thousandyears ago.
- First, each piece is sculpted individually using beeswax mixed with the gum of the shal tree.
- The wax model is wrapped in a special mixture of local clay, burnedgrain husks, salt, and ground cotton, before being slowly sun dried
- When a number of pieces are ready for casting, the clay wrappedfigures are baked in an in-ground furnace. The melted wax figure flowsout of the mould leaving a negative image inside the hardened clay.
- Molten bronze is carefully poured into the mould and then allowed to cool.
The painstaking process of finishing and polishing of the bronze sculpture statue begins.
- The mould is destroyed and the figure's rough casting is revealed.