thai ceramics & pottery

The tradition of Thai ceramics dates back to the third millennium BCE. Thai ceramics are distinct by mixing indigenous styles with preferences for unique shapes, colors, and decorative motifs. Thai pottery and ceramics were an essential part of the trade between Thai and its neighbors during feudalistic times, throughout many dynasties.

Thai ceramics show a continuous development through different clay types and methods of manufacturing since the prehistoric period and are one of the most common Thai art forms. The first type of Thai ceramics ever recorded was the Ban Chiang, dating back to about 3600 BCE. Sukhothai ware, the most famous style of Thai ceramics, is exported to many countries around the world today.

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