Bau Truc, Vietnam’s other pottery village

Bau Truc Pottery Village, in central Vietnam, is among the oldest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

 

Bau Truc Pottery Village

The village is located in Phuoc Dan Town in the central province of Ninh Thuan Province, some 10km from Phan Rang City.

These days, only a small households in the village continue to maintain the traditional craft, mostly serving tourists, and women make up the majority of local artisans.

The living rooms if many households in the small village also serve as galleries where their pottery products are on display. Visitors can also see the inside rooms where the pottery is made. Everyday items, such as flower pots, water jars and dishes are still made by hand.

Still, the most popular products from the village are decorative reliefs featuring Cham women, Cham kings and dancers.

 

 

 

These days, only a small households in the village continue to maintain the traditional craft

In this village, there is no potter’s wheel used. Instead, the potter herself turns around the piece to shape the object. The process requires skill and turns out sophisticated and unique products.


 

85-year-old Dang Thi Gian, 85 years has 70-year experience in pottery

 

Instead of kilns, straw and wood are used to set the clay

The craft originated from depictions of Cham spiritual life

 

Artistan Dang Thi Phan is admired by many people for her unique products

Some outstanding products from the village

 

 

 

Bau Truc Village pottery now used as decor

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