Black ceramics is a unique example of Lithuanian cultural heritage

The black ceramics in Lithuania dates back to pre-historic times. Potters treated articles in a special way by firing and smoking them in a high temperature. Iron contained in clay was reduced and spred on the surface of the article in a thin layer due to which the item became almost fully water resistant and acquired a noble metallic shine. The technique was widely spread throughout the world of ancient times, however, it was forgotten, except Lithuania and some other countries.

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