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Statue Casting

The Bhutanese craftsman and artists use the technology of casting to create large bronze statues. Two kinds of casting, namely lost wax casting and sand casting are used to produce bronze statues. In this process, a sample is made of wax and then plastered with clay. Then, liquid bronze is poured through a hole to melt away the wax and fill the gap left behind with liquid bronze. After the bronze has cooled down and hardened, the clay plaster is removed.

  • བླུག་སྐུ། (Dzongkha, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Statue Casting (English, Latin script, Translation)
    • > blug sku (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > luk ku (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
Subject ID: S7550