Handicrafts’ characteristics

Cultural Unlike industrial production, handicrafts rely on the skillful and creative craftsmanship. The items, besides being applicable, bear in themselves the unique local spirit. The cultural content in handicrafts are, therefore, much more appreciated compared to large scale factory-made goods. They reflect vividly the culture, ideology and society of the time they are made. We can in some way understand the Era of the great king Hung Vuong through the bronze drums of Dong Son or Ngoc Lu cultures. In the modern days, handicrafts with decorative patterns of Vietnamese culture, history and legends have been exported broadly to other countries, […]

How is silk made?

Silkworm is a caterpillar that eats leaves, and would have been harmful to the crops and eradicated had people not discovered that it produces delicate silk. Silkworms prefer mild weather, so it is best to breed them in spring and autumn. Their life-cycle is about 23-25 days, divided into 5 phases, through 4 molts. Larvae eat continuously, and their food is white mulberry. White mulberries are cultivated on fertile alluvial fields and cut twice a year in order for them to grow strong and fast, to supply sufficient leaves for sericulture. Leaves are picked either young or later in accordance […]

Differences between synthetic, marble and granite stone

Synthetic stone’s characteristics Made from natural rock minerals and acrylic glue, synthetic stone has high stiffness, resistant to surrounding impacts, and therefore is often used for what are frequently affected like kitchen table, staircase, or table top. Being a combination of synthetic materials, additives and coloring element, synthetic stone has the widest variety of colors, from monotone to …, twinkling … and grain. This is its advantage against natural stones. If you seek am outstanding appearance for your space, then synthetic stone is a good option, for there are many vibrant colors to choose from like red, orange or green, […]

Differences between Bat Trang and Chinese ceramics

There are some certain similarities between Bat Trang ceramics and Chinese ceramics products as follow: Materials: white kaolin and red clay. Basic stages in the production process: rough shaping, refining, decorating, glazing and firing. However, they have fundamental differences, some of which may even affect users’ health. The details are shown in the table below. Aspects Bat Trang ceramics Chinese ceramics Temperature Products are fired at high temperature from 1200 to 1300 degrees Celcius, generating high stiffness and eliminating all toxins, making them safe for users. Products are fired at less than 1000 degrees Celcius, meaning toxins have not been […]

Vietnamese Ceramics

Traditional pottery has existed in Vietnam since six to seven thousand years ago. Ceramics are present at sites of Hoa Binh, Bac Son, Ha Long Culture. They achieved much development in the later eras. According to legend, the appearance of pottery wares was a sacred mystery. They believed that ceramics were a kind of power lying deep under the ground, where they are guarded by the devils, that retrieving them could only be done on a good day, and that powder would only turn into ceramics when it was raised to the surface and exposed to the bright sunlight. Ceramics lines […]