Sun Drying Bricks

Chinese Construction - Methods and Materials

18. Sun Drying Bricks

The fresh wet bricks are carefully laid out in rows with ample air space so they can dry in the sun. They must dry for some time before they can be fired in the kiln. Ladies do much of this work although they also can do virtually any of the jobs at this plant. This is truly a no sex discrimination organization. A lady, when the stack is high enough, shovels a laver of dirt on the top to prevent the top row from cracking too much in the direct sun.

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