Pottery trade to recognise brand ownership

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 16:58

An old potter forms clay products at a workshop in Pho Khanh Commune. The commune has 50 potters working at three major workshops. — VNS Photo Diem Kieu

The central province will recognise the brand ownership for the pottery craft of Pho Khanh Commune in Duc Pho District in order to promote the preservation of the centuries-old trade.

Chairman of the communal People’s Committee Pham Kim Oanh confirmed the news to Viet Nam News, saying the trade was derived from the Sa Huynh Culture (from 2,500 to 3,000 years ago), and is preserved by local potters.

He said three major potteries with 50 potters in the commune are producing terracotta products.

“We have completed the recognition of the trade for prolonged preservation. The pottery commune was included in the provincial Ly Son-Sa Huynh Global Geo-Park that has been submitting for approval by UNESCO,” Oanh said.

“The trade will act as a demonstration for tourists when visiting relic sand archaeological sites of the Sa Huynh Culture.”

An old man lays finished pottery product in a yard of a pottery worshop in Pho Khanh. The terracotta products are popular in rural areas. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh

An Khe Lake, an archaeological site of the Sa Huynh Culture, is popular among cultural researchers and archaeologists from Viet Nam and around the world.

The commune also plans to build brand recognition for hen ren (a tiny mussel) in the commune.

According to the province, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Viet Nam, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, recognised brand ownership for chives (Allium schoenoprasum) – a scallion species – and products of Ly Son Islands in the province including garlic, onion, seafood, garlic wine, dried seafood and seaweed. — VNS

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