Lying on the banks of Red River, Kim Lan pottery village in Gia Lam district, Hanoi has a more than 1,000 year-history of making of ceramics.
However, the craft fell into oblivion in the 17th century before being revived in the last three decades
According to statistics of the commune Peoples’ Committee, only 100 households in the village are doing the craft
Clay from the village is turned into beautiful and useful products under the hands of skilled artisans
The wares come in various types, ranging from toothpick holders, candle holders, vases, wine pots, and tree pots
Additionally, the villagers also produce pottery for the construction sector, such as roof tiles, decorative bricks, and handrails
Without sophisticated decorative patterns, products made in the village win the hearts of customers thanks to their user-friendly features.
Packaging before launching products to market
Villagers have taken steps to lift the prestige of Kim Lan pottery products while preserving and promoting the traditional craft.
The communal administration has zoned 4.9ha of land for ceramics manufacturing to further develop the craft