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Temple Stone Tea Tray


Temple Stone Tea Tray

  • Exquisite lines that bring to mind the roof lines of ancient Chinese cities, pagodas and temples. The smooth polished sides of the tray meet at precise edges, slightly upturned on all four sides but dramatically turned on the right and left. The surface of the brewing area is carved to resemble the crosshatch pattern of a woven bamboo mat. A gradual slope drains water towards a line of small outlets near one edge of the tray.

    Carved from dark basalt, an igneous rock found in the hills of Hualong County, Qinghai Province, the tray’s surface is carved to resemble the interlace of woven bamboo mats. On the bottom corner a stamp is carved with four stylized Chinese characters: Xing Yun Liu Shui, a Chinese idiom meaning to flow naturally or smoothly. The tray is supported by two asymmetrical supports of natural bamboo lumber, made from laminating multiple strips of bamboo together to form a solid and contrastingly beautiful foundation for the stone tray.

    Can be set up to drain directly into an included plastic tray or into an under-table reservoir via an included rubber tube. Also includes a bamboo mat.

  • width 19.75"  •  height 1.25"  •  depth 12.75"