“I wish I could marry you/ I will buy Bat Trang bricks to build our house” are the beautiful folk words honoring Bat Trang ceramic & pottery chất lượng, the pride of northern VietnamBat Trang, a small village in the north of Vietnam giới, is about 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, on the other side of Chuong Duong Bridge.

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Why is its name popular to most tourists to northern Vietnam? The answer is its ever famous ceramic & pottery products of high unique. If you have known about Vietphái nam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang’s vases, bowls, dishes, & many other kinds of ceramic products have sầu been exported worldwide. Should you would like lớn contemplate workers making ceramic products by h&, just come here! What’s more, you can also try it yourself!

Bat Trang village is said to lớn be established in 14th or 15th century in several documents. However, according to the villagers, the village perhaps appeared earlier. There are always two stories concerning the village origin.

One of these tells that under Ly dynasty, in 1100, when the nation was in its independence và initial growth period, there were 3 scholars who came baông xã from their mission trip khổng lồ Đài Loan Trung Quốc bringing the ceramic craft industry learned there bachồng lớn Vietnam giới & taught the people of Bat Trang.

In the other story, in the village history dates baông chồng lớn the 10th century, when King Ly Cong Uan relocated the capital in Thang Long. With the establishment và development of the capital, many businessmen, crafters from many areas come to settle down here khổng lồ work & trade. In Bat Trang, there was a lot of white clay, so that many potters, aý muốn who was Nguyen Ninch Trang family, came & built the kilns here.

Accordingly, Bat Trang has gradually changed from a normal ceramic & pottery village inlớn a famous ceramic và pottery centre until now.

As time went by, the village’s products have developed and become well known for the best quality, style and glaze, both inside và outside of the nation. Many of these are now customized for aristocratic families & religious needs. Its popular foreign markets are Japan (under the brvà “Kochi (Giao Chi) ware”), the Netherlands, Britain, Portugal, Southeast Asia, etc.

To produce a complete hàng hóa, one must follow 3 steps.

The first step is making the sản phẩm frame. The artists select the suitable clay, treat it và start making a raw hàng hóa. It must be repaired khổng lồ get the best appearance.

Secondly, they decorate & cover it with glazes. Last but not least, the raw products are baked in 3 days and 3 nights. There are several kinds of kiln, yet the temperature must be at 12000 or 13000.

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After baking, products are brought out, classified và repaired in case there are mistakes. And now we have sầu the perfect hàng hóa.

Bat Trang products are divided inlớn 3 kinds based on the purpose of use.

Utilitarian wares: including plates, bowls, teacups, kettles, wine bottles, flowerpots, vases, jar… What differs is that they are thicker than Chinese ones.

Worshiping wares: comprise lamp stands, candle holders, incense burner, altar boxes, swords… These are valuable for collectors because of inscription of the production years, the names of the producers & the potters.

Decorative objects: house models, altars, statues & architectural fixtures.

The special trait is the diversified decorations on the products. Thanks to a long–lasting history & development, the village’s works have been accumulated with a lot of different special designs. One more thing that makes them distinguished is the gtia laze, which is of high chất lượng và a variety of colors, such as blue, brown, trắng, moss green, in both breaking & melting glazes.

In fact, there have sầu appeared a number of competitors both domestically và internationally who take advantages of high giải pháp công nghệ. Yet most customers prefer the craft products that contain historical and traditional values. Hence, it is no surprise at all that Bat Trang is still found in busy days và works.

More importantly, the village is now so popular that absorbs a huge annual number of tourists to visit and buy ceramic goods.