Akan Brass Casting

by Raymond Silverman
University of Michigan

Cire perdue (lost-wax) brass casting, Buoyem, Brong Ahafo, Ghana, April 1980. Photo by Raymond Silverman.


Using a charcoal and clay core, Osei Kojo carefully arranges a thread of wax on a charcoal-clay core in concentric circles to form the model of the crotal.