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Containers for Arranged Flowers


It was not until the Han Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago that China began to have records of flowers arranged in containers, according to historical data. A green glazed pottery pot with a pottery tree inside from the Han Dynasty was once unearthed.

Pottery and porcelain containers are one of the main features of traditiona­l Chinese flower arranging art. Before arranging a bunch of flowers, artists would take the whole structure and the relationsh­ip among different parts into considerat­ion. The flowers and branches are always considered first before the container, and the shape, texture, and color of the latter elements ought to be in harmony with the former elements.

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