Miao silversmith

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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


Select silver


Melting silver


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


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


Then beat the silver bullion into sheet


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


Thread-like filaments used to compile the flowers


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


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


A beautiful Silver Flower come into being


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


A clear outline pattern come out


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


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


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


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


Beautiful silver cap is done.


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


Exquisite bracelet, silver necklace, and silver cap

 
Some tools to be used to make the silverware


The dressed up Miao women toast guests with horns wine?

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