Slow Burn

bIMS_41222 In many rural areas charcoal is made by making elaborate pyramids of wood with a flue in the center, covering it with dirt, and then letting it burn for 7-10 days. The charcoal that is created is not the briquette type, but more like the charred pieces of wood left over after a camp fire and is used for barbeques and by restaurants for grilling.  Although quaint and photogenic, the process is very labor intensive and the fumes are extremely noxious making me wonder about the health of those who make their living creating charcoal.

bIMS_41083bIMS_41071All photographs by delikizinyeri

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