Day 180 of 365 Things to Do in Panama
Day 180 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Learn About the Lost Wax Process of Ancient Goldsmiths.
Panama's ancient civilizations, cultural traditions and natural treasures come to life in the workshop of Treasures of Panama. You'll see how reproductions of pre-Hispanic artifacts are created using the "lost wax process", the same method the ancient goldsmiths of Panama used thousands of years ago to make their wonderful pieces of gold.
Following a video presentation, you will walk down a catwalk where you can learn more about the history behind the pieces. Then you'll see a live demonstration of metal casting and can participate in the process.