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4" Purple Clay Hex Exhibition Bonsai Pot, 69js16

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4"x4"x2.25" Hex Exhibition Purple Clay Bonsai Pot.Our Purple Clay Exhibition Bonsai pots are hand-made by master craftsmen using age-old techniques.

4" Purple Clay Hex Exhibition Bonsai Pot, 69js16

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Purple Clay is the English translation for "zi sha", the Chinese name for the unique stoneware clay found only in Yixing, China. It has been mined since the Ming Dynasty, 14th Century, and noted as the material for the famous Yixing tea pots. Purple clay comes in three natural colors: red, yellow and purple. And it's noted for its color, texture and natural porosity. And most importantly, Purple Clay is a stoneware clay. Fired to 2200° F, it is stronger and more durable than the finest terra cotta clay. Purple Clay Bonsai pots have a unique surface. The surface is burnished before the pot is fired in a kiln. Unlike a glaze, which is a kind of glass that seals the pot, our burnished surface takes advantage of purple clay's natural porosity thus allowing the Bonsai pot to breathe better. This technique also enhances the color and gives each Bonsai pot its unique surface. Purple Clay Bonsai pots are superior containers for delicate root systems. Most Purple Clay Bonsai Pots are hand made by skilled potters. On the underside of each planter a stamp or 'chop' is pressed into the clay. These marks are the names of the artisans who worked on the pot. In keeping with historic traditions, beautiful purple clay unites the designer, the artist and the poet. 69js16

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