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.
| Jackfruit wood is ideal for making the wooden fish |
Artisans use saw to roughly shape the instrument, whose diameter is about one metre or more
A tool set essential to the craft
A chisel is used to make holes to create sounds
Roughly shaped wooden fish
Carving the wooden fish
Splitting a fish is a critical step to determine the sound it makes
In Buddhist culture, a wooden fish is the main instrument to keep rhythm for sutra reciters.