The Dong Son culture of North Vietnam produced very fine cast bronze drums known as the Dong Son drums from 1000 to 400 BC that include intricate pictorial designs from everyday life. Following this the arts of Vietnam are largely dominated by periods of Chinese rule leading to the application of Chinese ceramic techniques in conjunction with native traditions. Some of the finest examples of Vietnamese ceramics come from the Hoi An shipwreck which includes pieces dating form the 15th century.