china with the small “c” but costs big bucks

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Ancient China has almost perfected pottery-making Chinese craftsmen turned it an art form. Their porcelain was hugely popular when it reached the West starting during the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220) through the “Silk Road” that they were called and known as “china.”

Among the artifacts dug up in Butuan in northern Mindanao were Chinese pottery dating back to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279).

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