Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu

BS-VP-TTC-001
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Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu Vintage Bamboo Tea Scoop With Hand-Carved Chinese Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu 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.

Carving: 道可道,非常道;名可名,非常名。
無名,天地之始;有名,萬物之母。
故常無欲,以觀其妙;常有欲,以觀其徼。
此兩者同出而異名,同謂之玄。
玄之又玄,眾妙之門

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

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