Charcoal Burning on the River Bank at Kumphawapi
A series of pictures showing a charcoal burning operation at work. Situated on the bank of the river Nonghan at Kumphawapi, Thailand.
Larger logs stacked in the charcoal burners pit
Some larger logs being added to the stack in the charcoal burners pit
Starting to build a wall and roof of damp clay
The pit is now almost full of logs and work starts to build walls and roof of damp clay.
Clay walls are built round and over the logs in the pit
The damp clay walls and roof are supported by the logs stacked inside the pit
Stone filled entrance to the charcoal burners oven
The entrance to the charcoal oven is filled with stones and then plastered with clay
Completed oven drying before firing
The completed oven now has to wait for the clay to dry before the oven is fired
Charcoal being raked out of the oven ready for sale