This bowl with a lightly bent inward rim possibly takes the shape of an alms bowl by Buddhist monks.
A wide bowl like this example was especially suitable for drinking powdered tea shaved from a compressed tea cake, the most commonly enjoyed type during the Goryeo period. The inlaid image of weeping willow trees appears as a main decoration pattern on the inner wall of this bowl.
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