This pottery is handmade in Vietnam and in high demand by American consumers. We are one of the few US importers of this type of clay that is harvested off the Vietnamese river bottoms. It is high fired ensuring a hard clay that holds up to the toughest weather conditions. Made in the ancient traditions of pottery manufacturing, it is considered one of the hardest clay pots available. The color will vary with each pot because each one is individually hand made. The color looks like a very dark chocolate brown and the finish is like egg shell. The color of each will depend on where they are located in the kiln during the firing process. These are very hard to get and not always available, so don't wait to place your order. Many pots come with drain holes but some do not. Please specify when ordering if you will need a drain hole. All are frost resistant and waterproof. Some of the sizes are too large to order online and must be freighted so please call us for a free freight quote. These will hold large trees, or palms and can even be used for making a water feature. Try these pots and discover what decorators and plantscapers have been using for years.