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.


The final stages of the process involve the painstaking tasks of removing the investment, snipping off the piece of brass that formed in the sprue during the casting, and filing off any extraneous metal.