Discovering one of oldest pottery villages in Southeast Asia

Truong Thi Gach, 82, of the Cham ethnic group, is from a very long line of ceramic artisans. Her great-great grandmother made pottery, and now, her own great-granddaughter works in one of the oldest pottery villages in Southeast Asia, located 10km from the central coastal city of Phan Rang in Ninh Thuan province.

I learned how to make pottery from my mother and my grandmother when I was 10 years old, Gach said. I taught my daughters and granddaughters since our Cham culture only allows women to make pottery.

Located on National Highway 1A, the Bau Truc Pottery Village in Ninh Phuoc district is famous for ceramics made from clay from the Quao River.

Villagers take the soft clay and mix it with sand to create a base material, Gach said. These techniques have been passed down from generation to generation."

Source: People's Army Newspaper