STATUE MAKING IN NEPAL part 1

posted on 18 Jun 2007 19:23 by dzibeads in STATUEs

Dear Friends! Thank you for visiting my blog. In this blog, i posted many statues. Don't you think They are beautiful? Yes they are beautiful, isn't it?

Often many friends asked how these Statues are made. To answer this question i think it's hard to explain in words if you don't have Some picture, so Before i write this post. I did some survey to find some more information about How to make Nepalese Lost wax Statues. I am lucky I found in internet and This post is here.

How they make statues in Nepal. Statue maker still use Traditional Lost Wax Casting Method. Today i am going to share important process. How to make Lost wax Statue? Hope you enjoy it. If you have any question plz write in comments Thanks.

Prepare making statues


Before Making statue: At work room making the wax models.

Softening a piece of wax over a brazier. Read Here what is WAX.

Relaxing after softning the wax The working environment with works in progress. Working the face of an Ekajata wax model. Working the face of wax model.Using a modeling tool to form the face of Ekajata. Deatail of wax model The design for Ekajata compared to the Tibetan book on which it was based.Statues Maker Are master in buddhism .


Detail of A partially finished Candamaharoshana (Acala) wax figure made in the Tibetan style.
A finished wax image of Mahakala. Anthor Finished Wax Model of Shakyamuni Buddha One of the modelers working in the room shows the Pehar image on which he is working. The artist showed how the goat , which had been completed earlier, fits under the image. , This is first part of making statues After model is ready cover it in a mixture of special clay and cow's dung. Tej Jyoti Shakya and his wife, Nani Maya Shakya Covering the wax model in a mixture of clay and dung. Pressing the mixture of clay and dung around the wax image. The board with the clay and dung mixture ready for use. Model Pieces drying after the initial (dipped) thin layer of fine clay. Clay-covered model pieces drying in the sun.

This Cover with dungand clay is second part after dry this pcs have to put them in burnig coal. lets see.

Molds waiting to be put into the burnout furnace. The same molds, seen in the previous image, in the burnout furnace The double row of refractory bricks used to support the heated molds during casting.
The melting furnace and a pile of coke used for melting the metals. Laying the bed of coke in the melting furnace. The first ignition of the coke. Checking the coke bed. The electric blower used to force air into the melting furnace Beginning to fill the crucibles with scrap copper.
Preparing the bed of burning coke to receive the crucibles. Sorting various metals used in the alloys. Weighing precious metals that are used in the alloys

Some copper are import from Singapore. Weighing copper to achieve a correct alloy.

Different sizes of crucibles and various types of metals to be cast in this melt.
Placing the crucibles in the bed of coke filled with metal are in place. After the crucibles are in place, more coke is piled around them. The crucibles are covered with scrap metal to hold in the heat. The electric fan is then connected. Soon a very hot flame is produced. The entire furnace temperature goes up to about 1800 -1900 degrees.

This is third part of making statue still there are many things to do..
I guess it's quite long post so i will post anthor pictures about how they Pour the molten metal into the base of a mold. How they gilt statue. So please wait for another blog post plz come back again and if you have any question plz feel free to write in comments.
STATUE MAKING IN NEPAL part 2
Note : pictures and story from website . You can also find in this web site http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/.

edit @ 8 Dec 2009 20:27:36 by * TIBET ARTS *

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