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A thoroughly modern take on a centuries-old craft. The Karmi collection of tea canisters from Gato is a series of airtight and handcrafted vessels made in the tradition of Yamanaka lacquerware. Each container is crafted from solid Cherry Birch that has been meticulously dried before being expertly turned by a craftsman. Layers of lacquer are applied and dried in a process that takes up to a year to complete. The result is a seemingly machined container that keeps tea leaves, coffee, and spices fresh and ready for enjoyment. 

This model’s simple form caters to a minimalist aesthetic. Holds 100g.

Materials: Cherry Birch Wood
Dimensions: Height: 7½”  Diameter: 2½”
Care: Gato woodworks are not microwave or dishwasher safe. Wash by hand and dry immediately. | Yamanaka, Japan

GATO WOOD WORKS A stunning example of traditional Japanese minimalism, the impeccable craftsmanship shown in our collection of Japanese wood and lacquer works is native to the Yamanaka region of Japan. The centuries-old manufacturing process is as delicate and detailed as the pieces themselves. From precise carving to meticulous lacquering, modern Japanese woodworking molds traditional methods into contemporary shapes. The results are elegant, amazingly lightweight pieces that are as functional as they are beautiful.


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