This 6-piece tea set includes four tea cups, one tea pot, and one teapot cover. The pieces of the set are all covered with woven bamboo strips. The patterns on the cups and pot are not painted on, but hand-woven with different color coded bamboo strips. The artisan has masterfully wove the bamboo cover to fit the shape of the pieces; the cover is so carefully tailored that the bamboo cover stays in place without the use of glue.
These elegant porcelain items are covered with patterns and carefully woven with bamboo strands. Only one breed of bamboo is suitable for making the cover. The piece in question must be over 66cm long between two ridges, lack marks or scratches of any kind, and be at least two years of age. The quality of the set is such that 50kg of bamboo can produce only 400 grams of finished bamboo strips.
This unique style of porcelain was developed in Qing Dynasty (over 200 years ago) and was made exclusively for the royal family. The nature of the porcelain and skillful bamboo weave make this a perfect and unique gift from China.