Tho Ha Ancient Pottery Village is famous near and far

According to the genealogy of the craft village and the archaeological artifacts found, Tho Ha is one of the cradles of ceramics. Tho Ha was a busy pottery trading port of Kinh Bac region. Stepping into Tho Ha pottery village, you have entered a picture frame of national history, with the most features of the ancient architecture and art of pottery making. The old pieces of pottery left on the walls are still intact, so the soul of the pottery seems to remain forever.

Going into the village, the most interesting is the small alleys. A red color of worn-out old bricks, showing the spirit of the footsteps of time, the alley is attractive, the wall is lined with a glossy dark brown earthenware. Visitors to this place often have a special impression with the beautiful hun alleys with an ancient, nostalgic but rustic and quiet look.

The ancient Tho Ha pottery did not use glaze, that magical plastic earth was fired until the glaze itself melted, clinging to the surface of the pottery a smooth, velvety brown color. The village only made household items, the famous jars for a while. The surface of the ceramic ware is dark purple, hard, and rattles like cold steel. To be able to create very durable products such as dark brown jars, eel skin color, one has to buy clay from Choa (Yen Phong) nearly 10 kilometers away, or buy clay in Xuan Lai, 12km away and had to carry across the river very hard. It is a kind of yellow clay “jackfruit core”, green clay “bee buds”, low in grit and impurities with characteristics that are easy to shape and shape when fired at high temperature. Thanks to that, Tho Ha can create large-sized products with a capacity of 400-500 liters that are bought and used by our people.

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