Since ancient times, Bat Trang pottery has been considered a precious commodity, only used in important occasions of life such as: building a house, getting married. Present in the ancient Vietnamese pottery village, Bat Trang pottery is like a traditional beauty of the nation.
Understanding more about Bat Trang ceramics in the value that creates Vietnamese culture
Bat Trang ceramics has been present in all parts of the country for more than 500 years, is a product bearing the heavy imprint of the alluvial Red River region, along with the upward movement of society, Bat Trang pottery day Nowadays, it is stylized with many different designs, but still has its own unique characteristics that cannot be confused with any other type of ceramic.
Bat Trang ceramic products are very rich in designs and forms, in addition to familiar products used daily such as bowls, vases, jars, tea sets, etc., now Bat Trang ceramics also satisfying the prevailing general taste is fine art and interior painting, with thousands of styles, tens of thousands of different enamels and patterns.
Bat Trang teapot
One of the other special features of Bat Trang ceramics is that the pattern is meticulously and skillfully drawn under the hands of the artisan, the ceramic glaze used is colored glaze with many unique gamuts that create depth for the artist. each product type. Connoisseurs like Bat Trang pottery not only because of its identity and rarity, but actually Bat Trang pottery has a simple, close beauty but is also very refined.
History of Bat Trang ceramics
According to Dai Viet Su Ky Toan Thu and Du Dia Chi of Nguyen Trai, Bat Trang ceramic village was formed during the Ly Dynasty. When King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long, there were 5 famous pottery families of Bo Bat village, Yen Mo district, Truong Yen palace (now in Yen Mo district, Ninh Binh province) namely Tran and Vuong. Nguyen, Le, Pham decided to bring ceramic artists and their families out of the village to migrate to Thang Long citadel to find land to settle down. Going to Bach Tho ward (now Bat Trang commune – Gia Lam) – where there is a good source of raw materials for making pottery, white clay, 5 families combined with the Nguyen family here to open a pottery production furnace, set up a pottery factory. So Bat Trang ceramic village is famous today.
Currently, Bat Trang ceramic products are increasingly rich and diverse. In addition to traditional products, Bat Trang pottery kilns also produce many new products to meet the requirements of Vietnamese consumers such as new styles of teapots, dishes, vases, etc., construction materials. , all kinds of insulating porcelain … and export products according to foreign orders. Bat Trang ceramic products have been present in domestic and foreign markets and exported to many Asian and European countries. Bat Trang attracts many people from all over the world to create new designs and improve production technology. Some artisans have initially succeeded in restoring a number of traditional ceramics with unique designs and glazes from the Ly, Tran, Le, and Mac dynasties.