I find small decorative works of art incredibly beautiful and recently discovered Benjarong Pottery. If you have a chance to travel to Thailand make sure you make the effort to see and touch this pottery in person. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. I was instantly attracted to this style of pottery. These decorated, delicate porcelain items are hand-painted with intricate patterns.
Benjarong, meaning five colours, dates back to the 18th century. It’s a traditional handmade style of pottery and was made originally for the Thai royal family and aristocracy. Today Benjarong pottery is used for formal ware and gift giving. It’s also used in homes as decorative pieces.
Only a select few can make this pottery. Can you believe it takes up to 15 years to master the art! This pottery takes days to create just one single piece. I found this detailed guide that shows you exactly how Benjarong pottery is made.
Benjarong pottery usually include cups and plates. However it was the coffee and tea sets that were the most incredible.
Do you own any Benjarong pottery?