Selection of ceramic cups.
is the oldest traditional handicraft skill of Han people. It has been around more than 6000 years. It is simply formed clay or clay mixture and burned in the kiln but its distinctive by the style.
The handcrafted pottery with around 4000 years of history. As the name suggests the pottery is made by Dai minority by their traditional technique called slow wheel,and the whole processes involves more than 10 steps. Dai tao was originally made only by women and was used as ordinary utensils or religious artefacts . Nowadays is very hard to find really good dai tao in the market.
Zi Tao - The purple pottery tea cups
- with more than 900 years history going as far as
Song Dynasty (about 900-1279AD ) , Jianshui was known
as Qing porcelain. Since Qing Dynasty people started to make
purple pottery in many different ways like pots, vases, jars, tea-sets, tableware, etc.
The most famous is pot called "ji guo" - chicken pot, which is the special funel in the middle for steaming / cooking chicken.
Jianshui clay can be found in different colors , such as red, yellow, gray, blue with white. , Jianshui pottery belong in top four potteries in China.
Tu Tao cups made in style "zhi ma ni" sesame style which would more than likely associated with "stracciatella" texture by foreigners. The semi rough surface of the cups gives feeling like holding a polished dry stone. Unique cup which is very different from what we have in shop so far. We also have gaiwan with quite similar texture which could match as...