Hand-painted by artisans in the traditional ceramic village of Bat Trang, Vietnam, a village just outside of Hanoi that is known for its traditional ceramics. The piece is formed in a mold, and then hand-painted with glaze. Bat Trang village was established in the 14th century to supply ceramics to the royal household. It is famous for its white clay pottery decorated with blue motifs. Pottery making is one of the most ancient traditions in Vietnam.