Many ceramic factories in Bat Trang pottery village (Gia Lam, Hanoi) prepare thousands of trophies to serve football fans everywhere to welcome the World Cup Final Round – Qatar 2022.
Mr. Vuong Hong Nhat (owner of Nhat Nga establishment) said that his family has 17 generations of pottery making. He started researching the first trophy in 2010. During the 2014 World Cup, he produced 50 pieces with the main purpose of giving to friends and relatives.”At that time, because it was an experiment, the cup was still not beautiful, but all my friends supported me, so I constantly improved and boldly did more to have products for sale like now.”
The raw material for the production of trophies is plaster.
Powdered plaster will be mixed with water in a certain ratio to become liquid plaster.
Liquid plaster is poured into pre-existing molds.
After about 10-15 minutes, the liquid plaster will dry and take shape.
The craftsman continues to cut off the excess details, after that, the formed trophy will be left to dry.
After about 3-5 days of drying, the worker will paint with layers of color and emulsion.
The gold-coated trophies will continue to be dried to prepare for the finishing stage.
The last stage, the worker will color blue the words FIFA World Cup at the bottom.
The real World Cup gold cup is 36.5 cm high, made from 5kg of 18 carat gold (75% gold rate), while the plaster trophy in Bat Trang has the same proportions, dimensions and image details as 95% compared to the original. real trophy.
Doan Anh Tu and Lam Tan Dung (Hai Duong) said: “Through facebook, we learned that Uncle Nhat in Bat Trang sells a model of the trophy that is 95% similar, so at 7am we went from Ninh Giang to Hai Duong. Duong up here to buy.In addition to buying them to display for the atmosphere, we also use these trophies as prizes for small football tournaments.”
Mr. Pham Quang Linh (Linh Minh pottery establishment) said that the time to sell the most is before the end of the World Cup group stage, the purchasing power this year seems to be lower than other seasons, the trophies of his establishment have Retail price from 120,000 VND/piece.
This year, Mr. Linh’s production facility is expected to make about 5,000 cups of plaster, 1.5 times more than the previous World Cup season. Each unit will cost from 70,000-200,000 VND(3-7$).
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