[緬甸 Myanmar] 溪錢製作 Joss money factory

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第三天的行程,我們到訪一系列製作工場參觀其生產過程,估不到溪錢的原材料竟是竹!由於須運用強鹼將竹條浸軟,而純白石灰反射強烈而具腐蝕性,負責此工序的工人薪水很高,每天工錢約15美元,他們的視力容易受損,觀察亦不見其使用任何保護工具。

We had a chance to visit some local industries on day 3.  I could never have imagined that ‘hell money’ (paper sacrifice for burning dedicating to ancestors) is made out of bamboo.  Strong base solution is used to soften the bamboo, plus the fact that white lime stone has high reflection of sun light and is slightly corrosive so workers in this task are paid high (USD15 per day).  However both the workers we met have eye sight problems for many years and we did not see any protective measures being employed except a pair of sun-glasses.

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

1.運用強鹼將竹條浸軟 Strong base solution is used to soften the bamboo

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

1.運用強鹼將竹條浸軟 Strong base solution is used to soften the bamboo

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

2.從沉澱池濾出,造紙 Paper-making, filtering out from sedimentation tanks

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

3.風乾 Drying

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

4.摺疊 Folding

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

4.摺疊 Folding

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

5.切割 Trimming

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

6.打孔 Die-cutting

珍視: Joss money production, Myanmar 溪錢製作-緬甸

7.上錫 (金或銀) Tin-coating (golden or silver)

我們燃燒一張溪錢不消三數秒,但製作卻須經過約七個步驟,需時兩星期!如須染色或上錫,則須動用更多時間及人手逐張上色,完全是製作複雜的消耗品。

It only takes a few seconds to burn a piece of hell money away but it takes two weeks, seven long procedures to produce one piece. Even more labour and time if that is a dyed (gold or silver) money note.  No doubt a kind of complicated labour intensive consumables.

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