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Vietnam Hand Painted and Glazed Navy Blue Ceramic Planter Set

$70.00
* Set of two ceramic planters
* Small and large size
* No drainage holes
* Dark blue, grey, and brown color
* Large - 6" height, 6" diameter
* Small - 4.5" height, 4.5" diameter
* Hand-painted and glazed
* Handmade pottery and fired in a wooden kiln
* Made in Bat Trang village in North Vietnam

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Ceramics is a traditional handcraft practised in Vietnam since the 10th century. It is a significant part of its deep history, art and contributes largely to the economy of the country. When looking beyond the brush strokes and beautiful artworks, you'll see characteristics that have transcended over time. Shaped by the course of history, ceramic art has developed its own form that is distinctly Vietnamese. Ceramic art has been a highly practised handcraft since the Lý dynasty, also known as the House of Lý, a Vietnamese royal family that ruled the kingdom of Đại Việt from 1009 to 1225. Before that, ceramics' local characteristics were similar to that of the Chinese. After the defeat of the Chinese by the Ly Dynasty in 1009, ceramics began to shape its own style by drawing inspiration from local traditions, culture, and environment.

Villages in Vietnam are renowned for their traditional handmade ceramics and pottery. Bat Trang, is one such old, well-established village in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city. Bat Trang continues to preserve the traditional craft of handmade ceramics. This village has been famous for its ceramics for a thousand years. Throughout Vietnam, it is known for producing its distinctive ceramic dinnerware and ornamental decor called Bát Tràng porcelain.

Traditional ceramics from Vietnam feature exquisite patterns, high pigments, and fine brush strokes. Blue pigment is a distinctive feature of handcrafted Vietnamese ceramics. Blue flower patterns have been used by potters for decades. You can see similar blue designs in some of our products. We also have products that are more distinctive and colorful. The beauty of handmade products to factory products lies in the intricate designs that handmade ceramics display.

Without a doubt, ceramics are a part of Vietnam's identity. The high-quality glaze and rich pigment finishes of these products are sure to bring color, craft and pattern to any space.