The Bau Truc Pottery Village – oldest in SEA

Ceramics from the Bau Truc pottery village, Saigon Giai Phong 20120219

A Cham village in Vietnam is thought to be the oldest pottery village in Southeast Asia.

Ceramics from the Bau Truc pottery village, Saigon Giai Phong 20120219
Ceramics from the Bau Truc pottery village, Saigon Giai Phong 20120219

Visit the oldest pottery village in Southeast Asia
Saigon Giai Phong, 19 February 2012

Bau Truc in the central province of Ninh Thuan is the oldest pottery village in Southeast Asia, which also has a museum featuring traditional pottery of the Cham ethnic minority people.

Bau Truc is located some 10 kilometres south of Phan Rang town. The small village is home to more than 400 families, of which 85 per cent are in the traditional pottery business. The profession is said to have been handed down originally from Po Klong Chanh, an ancestor and founder of the village.

Every year, local people hold worship ceremonies and a festival to commemorate Chanh.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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