Salt drying Techniques

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Salt drying Techniques

Salt-drying process is a special kind of handicraft technology. Its existing form is different from the general intangible culture. Its products are closely related to people's daily life and industrial production. It uses sea water as its basic material, and uses beach and saline mud (or artificial doped lime soil), combined with solar and wind evaporation, through manual work such as sprinkling, sprinkling, etc., to make brine, and then through natural crystallization such as frying or sunshine, wind energy, etc., to form original salt. There are more than 10 steps in the whole process, which are operated by hand, but contain abundant scientific and technological genes. It is a intangible cultural heritage of historical and cultural value.

In 2009, the Millennium Ancient Salt Field was listed as a cultural relic protection unit in Tibet Autonomous Region, and its well salt drying skills were listed in the second batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.

There are disputes over the declaration of this skill in many places.

Salt-drying process is a special kind of handicraft technology. Its existing form is different from the general intangible culture. Its products are closely related to people's daily life and industrial production. It uses sea water as its basic material, and uses beach and saline mud (or artificial doped lime soil), combined with solar and wind evaporation, through manual work such as sprinkling, sprinkling, etc., to make brine, and then through natural crystallization such as frying or sunshine, wind energy, etc., to form original salt. There are more than 10 steps in the whole process, which are operated by hand, but contain abundant scientific and technological genes. It is a intangible cultural heritage of historical and cultural value.

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