Red Whale 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 Red Whale Gaiwan features a striking and whimsical scene of whales soaring through the sky over the spires of Theravada Buddhist Temples, surrounded by whorls and orbs. This is the same design as our popular Blue Whale Gaiwan, but using the red base clay body. This ~140ml piece is unglazed inside and out and will absorb the character of tea made in it; for that reason we recommend dedicating it to a particular type or category of tea.