Raku is decorative pottery and should not be used with food. Unless sealed the pottery will not hold water. I seal all vases and they can contain water for flowers.
The Red-crowned Crane is the second rarest crane species, with a total population in the wild of 1,700-2,000 birds. They breed in large wetlands in temperate East Asia and winter along rivers and in coastal and freshwater marshes in Japan and China. The birds themselves are as striking as their dance. The Red-Crowned crane (Grus japonensis) has one of the most beautiful dances in the bird world. Crane dances have a very important purpose. Adult cranes live in male-female pairs, and these dances help strengthen the bond between the two birds. They have bright white bodies with black necks and wing feathers. As their name implies, they also have a "cap" of exposed red skin. By controlling blood flow to the cap, the crane can cause it to swell and communicate aggression.
This plate is 13" x 13" and can hang on your wall.
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