Better World Arts

Bone China Plate - Marsupial Mouse Dreaming

$15.90

Handmade Bone China plates decorated with Aboriginal Australian art. The artists own the art and are paid a regular royalty for its use under the Indigenous Art Code. Each plate includes a description of the art and its meaning to the artist and provides a brief biography of the artist. Fair Trade produced from fine Bone China by a small artisan enterprises in China (the traditional home of Bone China). Microwave and dishwasher safe. Dimensions: length 18 cm, width 11.5 cm.

Artist: Rama Kaltu-Kaltu Sampson.

Description: Rama's painting illustrates the Mingkiri Tjukurpa Marsupial Mouse Dreaming. In this painting there are many mouseholes. When Rama talks about the Wanampi Dreaming, he says there are stories that are all together tjungu. The Mingkiri people cry when Wanampi (rainbow serpent) kills the man. The other people in these stories include, kuniya (python) and liru (snakes). The mingkiri are digging and burrowing with their mulya (noses) and blocking their holes up.