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Tea Box

Tea Box

a gift with content

For years and years Leeuwarden has a trade history which reaches till Russia and Asia. When the “Middelzee” silted up in the years 1200-1300, trade almost stopped. In honour of this history these cup and teabox were designed. Both crafts from Friesland as well as from the Far East underlie this design.

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The teacup is made of ceramics and carved in a traditional Frisian way, however with a more modern, newer pattern. The teabox is made from willow wood. The box contains tea together with a teacup. In the early days of trading tea was too light and ceramics too fragile. Thats why they were shipped together.

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