Purple Heart Sutra Zi Ni Yixing Teapot

175 mL

A round purple Yixing teapot that has been carved with the entirety of the Xin Jing “Heart Sutra” in impressive detail. This popular sutra of the Goddess of Mercy is often practiced to calm and empty the mind.


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This classic round yixing teapot has been painstakingly carved with the many characters of the Xin Jing “Heart Sutra.” The characters must be very small to all fit on the pot, so the sculptor must have a very good eye for detail and a steady hand to make them perfectly even. Because it takes such exacting skill to carve accurately, the artist can only do a handful of characters each day, and they cover the pot with a damp cloth to keep the clay moist between sessions. Any mistakes will have to be smoothed away and redone the next day.

Made from cool-colored zi ni purple yixing clay. Like most Chinese teapots, it has a built-in strainer set behind the spout to filter tea leaves.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Clay: Zi ni (紫泥) – Unglazed purple Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 175mL