The wooden tray is handmade by a craftsman called Wu Jianghai from Jingdezhen. With a long-term passion for tea and teaware, Wu quit the marketing job and devoted himself to making wooden tea set accessories. Aimed to incorporate the ancient element into the modern tea-brewing, he spent a lot of time on the hunt for antique wood as materials and retain the organic texture in the finished crafts as much as possible. To the great extent, his crafts heighten the sense of wabisabi to a tea ceremony, reflecting his appreciation of nature force and the simple life he values the most.
The round tray is made of aged woods collected literally from remote villages, which has been used for other purposes for decades generally before crafting. The tray is characterized by the ancient design with several patches around the body, minimizing the distraction and manifesting strong wabisabi esthetics. If you are looking for an antique tray to match your multiple teapots with teacups well, then you are in the right place.
Please note as the wood of the tray is not freshly from the wild, characterised by imperfection and so-called flaws. If you are addicted to perfection, the tray will not be your taste at all.