If the silver jewelry is a dream of the Yi people, then the silver artists are the dreammakers of clever work. In Buto County, Daliangshan, the 58 -year -old Lodo Sandri is such a dreammaker. His silver jewelry workshop is well -known, and even the Yi people far away from his hometown will buy silver jewelry in his shop.
The Yi bride in Liangshan, on her head and chest, likes to wear silver ornaments, which is quite graceful and luxurious. Hand ornaments and wrist decorations are relatively simple. Usually, the wrist is decorated with one or more bracelets, which refers to a silver ring on the wrist, but whether it is a ring or a bracelet, its production process is very chic.
Local silverware production is generally a family workshop -style, and the family of Ledu Sandri is such a production model. Most of the silver artists work independently, and the working environment is very simple. The space of more than ten square meters can create a decent silver shop, stove, balance, counter and other equipment.
There are no templates for the production process of the Yi nationality, and all of them rely on their own memories. When making silverware, the silver artists must first accurately weigh the weight of the silver, and then warm it into silver water through the stove, pour into the lead mold, and form a silver bar after cooling. The silver bar is made into various shapes of silver pieces by special tools. After the mold is squeezed, the prototype of the silverware is squeezed.
After processed by multi -processes such as glue, carving, hollow, welding, polishing, and light, a beautiful silver jewelry can be perfectly presented in front of people.
Because it is hand -made, coupled with fine craftsmanship and many processes, it takes more than ten days to complete a complex silver jewelry work, and the price of a set of silver jewelry is often as high as about 100,000 yuan. The silver artists of the 710 generations were made in this narrow space to make beautiful silverware with their own rough hands. The Ledu Sandri, who is nearly Huajia for more than 40 years.
According to tradition, the technique of silver artists can only be passed on to the family of the family, and it is not passed on. When Lodgoshi’s son was in his 10s, he learned the technology of making silver jewelry from his father. He also prepared to carry forward the national craftsmanship with his father after graduating from the university. But after graduation, he still abandoned the silver craftsmanship and chose to work in Xichang. Fortunately, in addition to his sons, the apprentices taught by Ledu Shari also have the son of the brothers and the son of the uncle brothers. He even broke the tradition of “only passed on to the family” and passed the skills to the son of his sister.