Already a week passed since the 22nd of July when we laid down the first two sections of clay/straw as a test of consistency of the clay. It's been a very important test for the earth-building restoration+renovation project of Payaka's buildings.
A very welcome and helpful team came willingly together and several other people passed by, checking it out with lots of interest. Follows a short sequence of pictures during the process and for those who can read japanese language here is a link to a friend's blog with other pictures, talking about it.
|The clay/straw mix gets pressed down within |
the frame, reaching for every little corner.
|All the team (plus me taking the picture!) posing|
during the action. Thank you all, very much indeed!
At the end of the day, working for about 6 hours plus some extra preparation time, this is the two sections completed, waiting for it to dry when we'll come back to check it out in a few months. Hopefully someone will keep an eye on it as it dries... I am quite positive after taking the following pictures, on the morning of the 23rd of July, just before leaving for Japan! See you in Chiangmai in October...