Tea brick - tea - China - Second half 20th century

Description
Tea brick - tea - China - Second half 20th century
Fair condition, see description - 23.5×2×18.5 cm

This Chinese tea tile is a unique collector's item. It is 50-75 years old. In reasonable condition; at the bottom left something has crumbled off, see the photos. Size: 23.5 x 18.5 x 2 cm
Weight: 1,125 grams

Tea has been pressed into a block since the Tang-dynasty (618-906). This way, tea was easier to transport and less sensitive to external influences. In this way, tea was transported using camels, over the tea caravan route Dali – Nuodeng – Shaxi – Lijiang. With an image at the front and a kind of division into sections on the back. This division into sections was useful when trading. Given that tea had the same value as silver

Lot details
Object
Tea brick
Material
tea
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
China
Condition
Fair condition, see description
Dimensions
23.5×2×18.5 cm
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