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11-8-2020, 10:07 UTC
Czech Christmas Calendar
 

Lead casting

Casting lead used to be a magic Christmas ritual for foretelling the future. At the beginning of the 20th century, virtually every household followed the tradition. Our grandmas melted lead in a ladle and then poured the metal into a metal or wooden bowl full of cold water. It was important to clearly formulate a question. The answer was guessed from the shape of the metal. There were even established interpretations of the basic shapes.



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