A collection of treasured pieces of ceramics are now on display at an exhibition themed 'Vietnam Ceramics – A Separate Tradition: From the An Bien collection'.
Traditional arts enthusiasts are now provided with an opportunity to admire a collection of treasured pieces of ceramics and explore the 2,000-year history of Vietnamese ceramics through the ongoing exhibition themed 'Vietnam Ceramics – A Separate Tradition: From the An Bien collection'.
|The exhibition is among the activities to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day.|
|The event is being held by the Vietnam National Museum of History in coordination with the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association and collector Tran Dinh Thang.|
|The exhibition introduces to the public a collection of nearly 70 items dating from the first 10 centuries AD to the 19th century.|
|The exhibits were selected from collector Tran Dinh Thang's An Bien collection as well as the museum's collection.|
|The works on display are arranged in four main historical periods: the first 10 centuries AD, the 11th – 14th centuries, the 15th – 17th centuries, and Bat Trang ceramics from the 18th – 19th centuries.|
|More than 2,000 years ago, Vietnamese people acquired the pottery-making technique from China, leading to the creation of their own genre of ceramics.|
|Pottery witnessed flourish development under the Ly (1009 – 1225) and Tran (1225-1400) feudal dynasties with popular items including kettles, vases, bowls, and plates.|
|During the mid-15th – 17th centuries, trade activities between Vietnam and foreign countries developed robustly, and Vietnamese ceramics were also made for export to Southeast, Eastern and Western Asian countries.|
|Entering the 17th – 18th centuries, many pottery hubs disappeared due to historical ups and downs. However, ceramic kilns in Hanoi's Bat Trang Village still remain in operation to this day.|
|The exhibition aims to provide visitors with a comprehensive view of Vietnamese pottery, thus raising their awareness of preserving and promoting traditional cultural and historical value.|
|The event will run until December 31, 2021, at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi.|
Source: Nhan Dan
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