February 25, 2021 21:13 | About us
Language: Tiếng Việt | ພາ​ສາ​ລາວ | ខ្មែរ | русский | 中文

Traditional pottery village busy preparing for Tet

January 25, 2021 | 06:58

As the New year of Ox is coming, the kilns in Tan Uyen town are busy producing pottery buffaloes and traditional products.

presenting tet gifts to vietnamese expats with difficult circumstances in cambodia Presenting Tet gifts to Vietnamese expats with difficult circumstances in Cambodia
vietnam asks expats not to return home for tet over new covid 19 variants Vietnam asks expats not to return home for Tet over new Covid-19 variants
da nang leaders meet expats living in the city ahead of tet Da Nang leaders meet expats living in the city ahead of Tet
3023 capture
As Tet coming, the pottery kilns in Tan Vinh Hiep commune, Tan Uyen town are busy producing traditional pottery buffalo. At the pottery workshop of Mrs. Nguyen Hong Hop, the staffs are busy pouring soil into the mold to shape the buffalos. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Hop's family rented a land area of about 2,500 m2 to live and build a pottery workshop. Her brothers also left their hometown in Thai Nguyen to work here. The pottery workshop operates all year round but is busiest at the time of the Lunar New Year. Every day, Mrs. Hop's workshop produces about 1,500 products. (Photo: VN Express)
3026 capture1
"Every year is just similar to each other. Every four months before Tet, I set the frame for the kind of folk animal of the next year." (Photo: VN Express)
3029 capture2
After more than an hour of sun drying, the buffalo was formed and removed from the mold, then dried again for another two hours before being placed in the furnace. Every day, the workshop uses up nearly a ton of raw clay. In the sunny midday, Mrs. Mien and the workers at the factory used wheelbarrows to move the buffaloes that had been dried into the warehouse. "I will use a knife to cut off the excess so that it will stay smooth and in shape," said the 63-year-old woman. (Photo: VN Express)
3032 capture3
An employee in the workshop is in charge of the kiln's heat. On average, a kiln can heat 3,000 products per day. Workers in the pottery kilns in Tan Uyen town mainly come from northern provinces such as Thai Nguyen, Hanoi, Hai Duong ... and work on the Tet holidays. (Photo: VN Express)
3037 capture4
Mr. Ma Chien Quang brought out a basket of piggy bank and buffalo after more than 10 hours of burning in the kiln. "A qualified product must be of high hardness, not burn black or chipped when heated. Every day, there are cars coming to pick up the goods as soon as they come out of the kiln", Mr. Quang said. (Photo: VN Express)
3048 capture6
Most raw products will be brought to the processing factories in Thuan An city (Binh Duong) for decoration. Mr. Phuoc, the driver, said that each day he has to drive about 100 km to carry 4,000 products, divided into two shipments to the factory. (Photo: VN Express)
3044 capture5
At the workshop of Mrs. Vo Thi Thanh Ha in Lai Thieu ward, every day about 2,000 pigs and buffalo are imported. Staffs are busy painting and decorating on each product to deliver. (Photo: VN Express)
3053 capture7
The paint commonly used to paint the products is powder coating because it has a firm grip and dries quickly. The painter once finishes the painting, will coat the golden buffalo with glitter. According to Ms. Ha, the most difficult part is drawing the buffalo's eyes, nose, and horns because it requires high skills to create soulful products. (Photo: VN Express)
3056 capture8
This year, the village makes two types of buffalo, which are different in size. Both types are covered with iridescent yellow color. (Photo: VN Express)
3058 capture9
The owner of the workshop arranged the large golden buffaloes in a corner so that the paint can dry. The large golden buffalo, which is decorated with exquisite sophistication, has a price of 30,000 VND (1,3 USD) (Photo: VN Express)
3713 la m tra u va ng3 1611232705 1611232825
In a corner of the workshop, every day Mrs. Ha, who has been in the profession for more than 10 years, draws each piggy bank, buffalo in gold paint.(Photo: VN Express)
3102 capture10
Close to Tet, every day, many traders go to factories in Lai Thieu ward to collect pigs and buffaloes for sale in Ho Chi Minh City. According to factory owners, their products are also exported to Laos and Cambodia. (Photo: VN Express)
exploring unique lunar new year markets in ho chi minh city Exploring unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City

Tet is the biggest and most important festival in Vietnam. Here the the unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City that have ...

northern vietnam village busy braising thousands of fish pots as tet draws near Northern Vietnam village busy braising thousands of fish pots as Tet draws near

Locals in Hoa Hau commune, Ly Nhan district, northern province of Ha Giang are working round the clock to churn out thousands of braised black ...

four coffee shops with tet holiday themed decorations in hanoi Four coffee shops with Tet holiday-themed decorations in Hanoi

As Lunar New Year (or Tet) is approaching, plenty of coffee shops in Hanoi wear splendid garb with decorative items of red parallel sentences and ...

Valerie Mai