When the metal figure comes out of the mould, it is still in its raw form. The statues are first cleaned and all sand present in the statue is taken out. After this, the carving craftsman begins to engrave using traditional tools.
Carving and engraving gives detailing to the raw metal statue. ‘Buttakigu’ is a part of the engraving, whereby the artist adds various designs in the robes of the statue.