W H E N TH E S UN I S IN LIN E W ITH TH E W AT E R BOTTL E – TAASA Review March 2010

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This article was originally found in the March 2010 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 19, Issue 1, Page 9).

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Ann Proctor V isiting Vientiane, the then rather sleepy capital of Laos, in the 1990’s, I was attracted by a collection of earthenware bottles on display in the foyer of the guesthouse where I was staying.

Their elegant shape, hand-made individuality and varying patterns on the surface made them aesthetically pleasing.

At the same time, their functionality, being porous and thereby having the capacity to cool the water they contained, added to their attraction...