Dai Leaf and Script Gaiwan

Dai Xiang Studio

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150.00 Grams

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This studio makes the finest unglazed gaiwans we've seen. Dai Xiang is located in the heart of Jinghong, capital of Xishuangbanna, Austin's sister city in China. They continue the ancient pottery tradition of the Dai people, one of China's 57 official ethnic groups and the majority population in Xishuangbanna. Their work incorporates traditional Dai motifs, techniques, and clay to make stunning unglazed wares.

This 150-160 ml gaiwan has a slate colored clay body ornamented with a stylized leaf on the lid and Dai script wrapping around the bowl. Being unglazed, we recommend dedicating this vessel to particular tea or category of tea. Being from Yunnan, we find that Dai clay is especially well-suited to making pu'er, but it can be used for any kind of tea.