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
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.
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.
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.