14/10/2021 - 07:35

Artisan Le Van Kinh & his collection of ancient tea sets 

TTH.VN - Not only well-known about the profession in embroidery and calligraphy, people’s artisan Le Van Kinh, the owner of the Duc Thanh embroidery shop located on Phan Dang Luu St. (Hue city) also has a passion for tea; and he started drinking tea since 5 years old with his grandfather, the First Assessor of Ceremony Minister Counsellor Nguyen Van Giao.

This was the reason why the legacy that he received from his grandfather was not simple a collection of ancient tea sets. More importantly, it was a human being morality sending through: “While enjoying tea, our ancestor always left a little water inside, without letting the teapot be empty as a way to leave blessings for their descendants.

That was one of the reasons why he rejected all of the requests to buy the old tea sets with very high price to preserve them and have the pleasure of enjoying tea for his descendants.

Artisan Le Van Kinh introducing Tuyen Duc tea set

Artisan Le Van Kinh introducing Tuyen Duc tea set

An over 500-year-old Manh Than teapot

An over 500-year-old Manh Than teapot

Mai Tho, Nhat Tong Tu Quan set of tea cups

Mai Tho, Nhat Tong Tu Quan set of tea cups

Portable tea stove, the instrument for warming water

Portable tea stove, the instrument for warming water

The kettle made of flattened bronze with high curved handle to avoid hot burn

The kettle made of flattened bronze with high curved handle to avoid hot burn

By Thua Thien Hue Weekly

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