7 Cast-Iron Lace

Cast-Iron Lace

Posted on August 24, 2010 by team


A small enterprise “Kamenny poyas” (“Stone belt”) in Kasli follows the traditions of the classic art casting.

Today more than 65 people work in the enterprise.
For the most part these people are not young.

June, 2010, Kasli. Moulder of “Kamenny poyas” is working.


Model making is an initial part of production.


Making details is a very elaborate work!


Mould making – a bust of the war hero.


Moulding is usually made by women, and it’s the hardest part of all the process.


A lattice is cooling before polishing and coining.


Valery Gorbatov has been working here for 14 years…


Making architectural ensemble for an embankment – the order was received from Sochi.



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7 Responses to “Cast-Iron Lace”

  1. muzzer says:

    interesting. Feel i have seen some of these before but very interesting

  2. OLUT says:

    Wow, some beautiful work!

  3. Testicules says:


  4. lithuanian says:

    I wonder who ordered baby Lenin head in the last photo. I would guess North Korea.

  5. Nice work.
    Soendoro Soetanto

  6. Mike says:

    A color photo from 100 years ago at these same iron wors was recently published in the Boston Globe. Check out http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed3_HP

    Third photo down… maybe same guys working now?

  7. Grek says:

    Very beautiful

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