Piggy banks popular in Year of the Pig

11:33 | 29/01/2019
As Tet 2019 the Lunar New Year or the Year of the Pig is in the air, pottery kilns in Lai Thieu Pottery Village in Binh Duong Province are running in full capacity to fulfill orders for clay piggy banks.

The piggy bank production requires a multiple-step process from clay molding and drying to baking and painting.

In the Year of the Pig, piggy banks are a symbol of prosperity. Cute clay piggy banks in all sizes and colors are often part of childhood memories in Vietnam. These piggy banks, which have an inserting slot and no opening, are made to help kids form the habit of thrift and saving. Therefore, the only way to retrieve the money is to smash these piggy banks. Doing so allows the owner of a piggy bank to feel great when he or she enjoys his or her savings.

piggy banks popular in year of the pig
In the photo are gold clay piggy banks which are believed to bring prosperity and luck in the Lunar New Year
piggy banks popular in year of the pig
Molds are used for shaping piggy banks
piggy banks popular in year of the pig
Traditionally, clay piggy banks are taken from molds and then dried under the sun for three or four days
piggy banks popular in year of the pig
Clay piggy banks after being baked for around 10-12 hours
piggy banks popular in year of the pig
The “pigs” are coated with different layers of colors
piggy banks popular in year of the pig
Next, artisans draw eyes, noses and some patterns on them
piggy banks popular in year of the pig
Colorful clay piggy banks are ready for the market

SGT

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