Guardians of Yunnan Tea Pet
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These are no ordinary tea pets – defend your tea table from monsters Yunnan style with the Wamao (瓦猫) tea pets.
Although they look like cats, Wamao were originally intended to be tigers, poised with a wide open mouth to eat up even the largest of monsters and maintain the safety of the entire household. These cat-like protectors can be found all over Yunnan, typically perched as a rooftop decoration, with the design and features can varying depending on the region.
As with the full-sized sculptures, these Wamao tea pets are made with local Yunnan Heitao (black clay). Use them as a tea pet or a little security guard, it’s up to you.
These tea pets are offered in 4 styles/sizes – please make a selection below to confirm the appearance.