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Kurinuki Yunomi Cup | Set of 2

$195.00
HANDMADE IN AUSTRALIA

Whether you’re using these one-of-a-kind cups to serve sake or tea, just holding them in your hand feels like a special experience. Pair this 2-piece set with our Minimalist Collection for a striking set.

Color: Smoked

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Story

Kurinuki is a Japanese word that translates to 'carving out' or 'hollowing out'. This means that the pieces are hand formed from a solid block of clay that is carved to make the void that holds the contents, rather than the walls being wheel thrown or slab built. The result is that each piece is completely unique, raw looking, primitive even in its appearance, and the heavy bases give a sense of weighty importance when holding it in your hands. Yunomi is a Japanese drinking vessel that is taller than it is wide, with no handle.

Made OF Australia's signature series of functional stoneware ceramics - twice fired, once to full vitrification for durability and longevity, then again while sealed in special containers (called saggars) with native Australian flora and organics from indigenous fauna (organic materials like snakeskin, emu and crocodile eggshell, and goose feathers etc.). Once vapourised, the naturally occurring oxides and minerals released by the flames fuse with the surface of the clay, creating unique and unrepeatable patterns and markings on the surface of the clay...it's pure alchemy!

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 2.5" diameter x 3.5" depth; set of 2
  • MATERIALS: 100% clay
  • COLOURS: Smoked
  • ORIGIN: Australia
Product Care

Waterproof and stain resistant. Whilst dishwasher safe, hand washing is recommended wherever possible to extend the life of your pieces. Microwave and oven safe up to 450 degrees. Do not allow known staining ingredients to sit on the surface for a prolonged period of time.

Please Note – While these pieces will be very similar in size and shape, each one is completely unique in character and markings; from dark and moody, to pale and smokey.

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At Obakki, our artisan partners are part of our extensive global family. We’re in touch on a regular basis and their quality of life—and ability to sustain themselves and their communities—will always be our top priority as a company. Their happiness, health, and financial independence all matter to us.