Symphony of the tinsmith

Sep 27, 2020, 06:31 PM

Recorded by Connie Lim Keh Nie.

"Listening to various pitches from hammer and tongs emanating from the tinsmith shops along China Street, clicking and clacking with rhythm, the tins were solely handcrafted.  

"There are no mechanized machines used; only the bare hands of the tinsmith. He uses his thumbs to bend the metal little by little while placed on the bean and began to hammer the edge gently. 

"Amidst the hubbub of a busy commercial area, the tinsmith customizing the order with meticulous efficiency, plying well-honed craftsmanship to meet the demands for customized household tinware like pots and pans as well as kitchen utensils. 

"The tinsmith is left in the vicinity of China Street with the clanging sound of meter were drowned by the sounds of the bustling city of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia."

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