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The art of making wooden fish in Hue

Last update: 10:45 | 03/04/2018

Crafting wooden fish, a wooden percussion instrument in temples, has become an integral part of a small village in Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city.


{keywords} Jackfruit wood is ideal for making the wooden fish
{keywords}Artisans use saw to roughly shape the instrument, whose diameter is about one metre or more
{keywords}A tool set essential to the craft
{keywords}A chisel is used to make holes to create sounds
{keywords}Roughly shaped wooden fish

{keywords}Carving the wooden fish
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{keywords}Splitting a fish is a critical step to determine the sound it makes

{keywords}In Buddhist culture, a wooden fish is the main instrument to keep rhythm for sutra reciters.
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