The 8″ Bowl is a practical gift, because of its size and weight Diameter 180mm x Height 35mm and weight 225gm – making it a perfect git to send overseas or give to someone returning overseas.
It is available in many patterns – in the Indigenous Series there is Brolga, Crocodile and Frog. In the traditional patterns there is Flowering Gum, Satin, Swirl, Waratah and Hand Raised.
The Brolga is a common gregarious wetland bird species it is a tall, grey slow-moving bird with dark red skin on the head and a sharp beak. It lives in shallow swamps and grasslands and uses its beak to dig out tubers and roots.
in tropical and eastern Australia. It is the official bird emblem of the state of Queensland.
There is probably no more stately Australian bird than the brolga and certainly none presents a more elegant sight than the brolga when it dances. Aboriginal legend says the brolga was once a famous dancer, Buralga. She spurned the attention of an evil magician who changed her, with a whirlwind cloud of dust, into the graceful crane
One of the oldest surviving civilizations known to man, the Aborigine has no written language and relies on storytelling and drawing to pass on the Dreamtime stories from one generation to another. Don Sheil Australia is proud to announce the coming together of the indigenous art of Marsha Kay Hall along with the Sheil tradition of hand crafted tableware. Marsha has been commissioned by Don Sheil Australia to draw animals and birds native to the area in which she lives.
Marsha grew up in the Napranum, Weipa. She belongs to the Thainakuit Tribe of the mission River area. After attending Jessica Point Primary School, she later moved to Cairns to study at Wangetti Education Centre. As a teenager Marsha spent most of her time sketching and drawing in the style of her aboriginal traditions. Her animal representations form part of the many resources that are produced and used to teach local languages to the preschool children.
The symbols used in Aboriginal paintings are handed down from one generation to another and vary from the mundane to the sacred and the secret sacred. It has been said that the mundane symbols are in the sub conscience of all men, and these symbols have resurfaced in primitive paintings throughout the history of mankind.
The addition of a traditional Aboriginal drawing of native Australian fauna, namely, the crocodile, frog, crab and Brolga (official bird emblem of Queensland) has produced an exquisite marriage of fine Australian craftsmanship and Aboriginal art.