Chinese Pottery

The Chinese ceramic pottery of this period is of two distinct kinds: that of the Yangshao Culture and that of the Longshan Culture. The pottery of China that belongs to the Yangshao culture is painted pottery. It is characterized by geometric designs and dates back to 5000-7000 years ago. In the making of painted pottery, the wheel was not used. The black pottery of the Longshan culture is 4000 years old. This ancient pottery from China was not painted or decorated in any other manner. It had a polished exterior.

Both these types of ceramic pottery from China were not made for daily use. For everyday purposes, a plain pottery that was black, red, white or gray was used.