You will be surprised
to know that original Bonsai Pots are not available in India.
Bonsai growers in India has no option but to use terracotta,
Cement or ceramic pots to grow their Bonsai. Hence to cater to
this segment A.M. Mohammed Usman & Bro has imported Bonsai
Pots made from Purple Clay. These pots on sale are specially
chosen on their personal visits to Yixing. The firm has
started a new division called the BONSAI WORLD catering to the
Bonsai Clubs and growers in the country. In the very first
month of commencement of BONSAI WORLD we were invited to
participate in Bonsai Exhibitions in Trivandrum and Mysore.
The Purple Clay Pots were a big hit at the exhibitions as it
was the first time in India that the Bonsai Growers got an
opportunity to buy original Purple Clay pots in various
shapes, sizes and colours as in world over Bonsai is grown in
Purple Clay Pots.
import high quality Bonsai pots in various shapes and sizes
made of purple Clay which is mined exclusively in Dingsu Town,
Yixing city in China.
Purple clay is originally
mined in large rocks which are allowed to weather outdoors for
approximately a year. After extraction, the clay is dried and
then Pounded into a powder. The powder is passed through a
bamboo sieve to remove any stones or impurities. The powdered
clay is then placed in a five-foot-deep rectangular tank pool
filled with fresh water. Three days later it is removed to a
similar pool and allowed to dry out in the sun. The clay is
then cut into blocks which are placed in a vacuum processor to
extract excessive moisture before being sold to potter
artisans. The clay is called Zisha Sand, because it contains
very fine sandy particles. It's all because of this special
format of fine sandy particles that made Zisha Yixing bonsai
pot so famous and fine.
Purple clay comes in
three natural colors: red, yellow and purple and it is noted
for its color, texture and natural porosity and most
importantly, Purple. The Surface of the post is burnished
before the pot is fired in a kiln. Unlike a glaz, this is a
kind of glass that seals the pot, our burnished surface takes
advantage of Purple clay's natural porosity thus allowing the
Bonsai pot its unique surface. Purple Clay Bonsai pots are
superior containers for delicate root systems. All of our
Bonsai Pots are hand made by skilled potters.