Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture

A collection of ceramic sculptures, “Buffalo garden,” by artisan Tran Nam Tuoc features the traditional culture and also reminds a familiar image of the animal in Buddhist meditation.

Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
Artisan Tran Tuoc’s “Buffalo garden” collection consists of tens of art works on buffalo, a familiar animal in Vietnam’s traditional culture and agricultural production. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
With his creativity, the artisan wants to retrace a closer look of the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Vietnamese zodiac in old stories and Buddhism. (Photo: Vietanmplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
In the minds of many Vietnamese, the buffalo is associated with production and wealth creation. The artisan blows a fresher air to the buffaloes in the collection, making them closer to people. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
With his creativity, the ceramic buffaloes appear with a special look. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
The buffalo is the traditional symbol of Vietnam, representing bravery, happiness, and prosperity. In the photo: An art work in the collection (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
Buffalos also play a very important role in Vietnamese agriculture, being a farmer’s most valued possession and often treated like a member of the family. In the photo: An art work in the collection (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
An art work in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
Buffalos appear in many stories about Vietnamese heroes, in Dong Ho paintings, at festivals, and in poetry as a symbol of a peaceful and prosperous life. In the photo: An art work in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
An art work in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
An art work in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
 
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
The buffaloes are also a cultural symbol of the country. They have many qualities Vietnamese people appreciate, such as diligence, a gentle disposition, and loyalty, and can also symbolise powerful warriors. In the photo: Art works in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
An art work in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
An art work in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
Art works in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
Art works in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Ceramic buffalo sculptures feature traditional culture
Art works in the collection. (Photo: Vietnamplus)

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Buffalo-shaped ceramics go on sale ahead of Tet

Buffalo-shaped ceramics go on sale ahead of Tet

With the Lunar New Year, just under one month away, Lai Thieu pottery village in Thuan An City, Binh Duong Province have released a series of gold-plated ceramics shaped to look like buffaloes as a way of marking the upcoming Year of the Buffalo.

Making buffalo statues at 500-year-old pottery village in Hoi An

Making buffalo statues at 500-year-old pottery village in Hoi An

Weeks before the lunar New Year (Tet holiday), craftsmen of Thanh Ha pottery village were busy making buffalo statues – the mascot of the new lunar year to serve customers.

 
 

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