Selection of ceramic Gai Wan.
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 Dai tao was originally made only by women and was used as ordinary utensils or religious artefacts .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 - Gaiwan selection of The purple pottery -
with more than 900 years history ( Song Dynasty ).
Since Qing Dynasty people started to make purple pottery in many
different ways like pots, vases, jars, tea-sets, tableware, etc.
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.
Hand made 175ml gaiwan . Made by Yunnan ethnic minority "Dai Zu " - Dai people. Carved bamboo leafs pattern on top of the lid which not seal gaiwan perfectly but not influencing brewing result. Two color pattern is achieved by firing of the clay.
Hand made 160ml gaiwan . Made by Yunnan ethnic minority "Dai Zu " - Dai people. Carved Dai calligraphy on the body gaiwan and different patterns on the lid. Gaiwan is discounted because uneven circle shape. This doesn't have any influence on function, it's only esthetical issue visible from certain angle.
Very well made Jianshui gaiwan from the master. Lids sits just right and edges are not pain hot it pour the water below the lid level even with long steepings. Very good gaiwan for shu puer or old sheng pu'er if you don't want to use the teapot. The heat retention is very good!
Handmade Dai Pottery gaiwan with hand carved lotus leafs features. Mixture with white clay, sizes and weight may slightly vary.We put this beautiful gaiwan in discount due to the small crack at the bottom, which is just aesthetically issue. Gaiwan doesn't leak.