Cano artisans have mastered the lost-wax process to cast precise replicas
of the Pre-Columbian artifacts and produce their inspired designs.
Each piece has a unique rubber mold which is hand made and taken from the original pieces or designs.
Once the mold has been selected it is injected with hot wax and examined by the artisan.
The artisan later manually adds and removes wax from the piece to achieve fidelity to the original design.
Prior to casting all wax pieces are placed on a wax tree.
Each wax tree is introduced into a cylinder which is later cover in plaster.
After it has built a solid mold it is heated causing the wax to melt and drain out of the cylinder support, thus the "lost-wax" name.
The melted metal is poured-in to penetrate every part of the cavity and it is spun on a centrifuge in order to make sure the metal covers all space.
After casting, the the cooled metal piece is broken from the plaster mold and cleaned to be polished.
The pieces are placed inside a polishing vibrator in a process of smoothing out their surface.
The pieces are polished to remove all imperfections and give smooth finishes to the piece.
The pieces are soldered to add different systems and given their finished touch of craftsmanship.
A 24k gold plating is given to each piece under the Cano mastered techniques giving
each a gold-matte finish to replicate the intense gold color of the original piece.
The final pieces is washed and dried for a final stage of assembly and packaging to be sent to retail stores.
Many hours of hand labour in producing each piece and a new Cano piece is born carrying all its historical value and mastered craftsmanship.
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