Pottery in Tho Ha ancient village has flourished since the 14th century. This is one of the three oldest ceramic centers of the Vietnamese, next to Phu Lang and Bat Trang.
Tho Ha ancient village has its own unique and rare characteristics: high level of condiment, waterproof, bell-like sound, smooth, warm and close red-brown enamel color. Ceramic has eternal durability even though it is buried in the ground, immersed in water. The
Tho Ha ancient village only made household pottery, the famous jars for a while. The pieces of ancient pottery left on the walls are still intact, the ceramic soul seems to remain forever.
To be able to create very durable products such as jars with dark brown color of eel skin, Tho Ha villagers have to buy land more than ten kilometers away, very hard. It is a type of yellow clay, green clay, less grit and impurities, which is easy to shape when fired at high temperature. Thanks to that,
Tho Ha ancient village can create large products with a capacity of 400-500 liters.
Tho Ha ancient village pottery does not use glaze, fired at high temperature to melt the glaze and become crockery, dark brown ceramic, bruised face, knocking sound like steel on the ceramic, the piece of pottery has sharp edge like a knife. , for liquids that never seep through, for solids that never get moldy. Pottery of Tho Ha ancient village for thousands of years does not lose color due to good firing technique