Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu
This is a vintage tea scoop. A smooth patina has developed on the surface through time and prolonged usage. On the surface of the scoop, the seasoned artist etched a beautiful Chinese poem of Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, which makes the scoop a precious/handy tool when making tea, but also an art for appreciation during tea ceremonies.
The divine law (or truth) can be known, but it may be not the law well-known to you (or well-known truth). Things may be named, but names are not the things. In the beginning, heaven and earth are nameless; When named, all things become known. So we should be free from desires in order to understand the internal mystery of the divine law, and we should have desires in order to observe its external manifestations. Internal mystery and external manifestations come from the same origin, but have different names. They may be called essence. The essential of the essence is the key to all mysteries.
Carving by Bai Qiu
Condition: Used good condition
Dimensions: L: 22.3 cm, W: 6.3 cm, H:1.6 cm