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Melting pot: Hanoi smithies transform discarded cans into cookware

Locals collect the scrap metal and wait for the couple to arrive to place orders for their pots. They are at their busiest in the months before Tet, the biggest and most important festival in Vietnam when people celebrate the Lunar New Year. The pots are sometimes used as gifts for Tet. It took me almost a year to collect more than ten kilos of metal. It feel secure when I order [them] to make the pots for me because I can watch the whole process, seeing the metal scraps that took me effort to gather, turn into something else, said a local name Dao Thi Ban. “It took me almost a year to collect 10 kilos of metal. It feels secure ordering a pot from them because I can watch the whole process, seeing the scrap metal that took me time and effort to collect being transformed into something new,” said a local name Dao Thi Ban.
Jan 16, 2020