Some friends who like purple pottery should also read this passage. This is not just a few years ago to do the evaluation of purple pottery, but many years ago, Jianshui local people in the use of Jianshui purple pottery found the advantages.
But in fact, they don’t know why there are such advantages, but the results tell them that they are good, and no one in that era deliberately explored the reasons.
At that time, the bottles and jars made of clay from Jianshui purple pottery were not mainly used to store tea as they are today, but were used to store daily food, such as rice, fruit, etc., or for the richer people to arrange flowers in purple pottery vases. Only then did they discover the phenomenon of “enduring withering”.
Today, let’s talk about Jianshui purple pottery pots. All kinds of jars made with better and more exquisite techniques have intentionally or unintentionally added the word “tea”, as if to say that purple pottery pots can only hold tea.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if one person says so, but most people say so, which will give people (especially those who have just come into contact with purple pottery) a misconception that Jianshui purple pottery can only hold tea, and the advantages discovered by local people many years ago are gradually ignored.
But in fact, the advantages of experience have always been there and should not be ignored. In other words, Jianshui purple pottery pot is not only used to store tea, but also has many uses.
You can take the lid off and put a bunch of flowers in the purple pottery pot and use them as flower utensils. If you compare it with a glass vase or a porcelain vase, you will find that the flowers in the other two vases have withered and the purple pottery vase is still open when you insert the same flowers at the same time. Even if the flowers wither and pull out the branches, you will find that the roots in the water are still fresh, while the branches in the other two flower vessels are rotten.
You can use the purple clay pot as a rice jar, and you will find that the rice can last longer than it is in a woven bag; moreover, it looks like the rice jar at home when you were a child, which is more natural.
You can also use the purple pottery jar as a fruit jar. You will find that it is a better container to keep the quality of fruits without a refrigerator.
You can also use the purple pottery jar as a storage for all kinds of dry grains and fruits
Now people are looking for the reasons for these benefits, such as the mineral elements contained in the local mud in Jianshui, and the air permeability of the purple pottery jar after being made, etc., which may only explain a little.
But these are not important. As long as ordinary consumers know that purple pottery pots have these advantages, they can just use them to store what they want. It’s a scientist’s business to find out why.