One of the most functional pieces in the series, the Dip Bowl can be used for condiments, finger foods or any food as the product is food safe and doesn’t impart a taste and can be placed in the refrigerator, freezer or oven, so either chilling or warming to maximise tasty delights.
Don Sheil commissioned Australian indigenious artist Marsha Hall to create four drawings for the collection – the Crab is one of them.
Australian myths deal with the creation of the world, floods and drought and other natural disasters, and major events in the life cycle, such as birth and death. Most myths are set in the local terrain and explain the origins of features of the land, including hills and valleys, water holes, and places of safety or danger.
The Crab represents the male aspects of community, protection and home space. He is also a symbol of pending good luck. Those who share the qualities of the crab have the ability to escape confrontation by consciously sidestepping trigger issues. Crab people have an uncanny ability to move through water (Emotions) to be unaffected by the moods and feelings of others, excellent for business or spiritual leadership roles. If the crab has come to you in a life or a dream, it is a message to let an issue that is troubling you go.
Aboriginal beliefs about the origin of death vary. One tale about death says that Crow and Crab argued about the best way to die. Crab crawled off into a hole, shed her shell, and waited for a new one to grow. Crow said that this took too long and that he had a better way. He rolled back his eyes and fell over dead. The Murinbata people have a ritual dance comparing the two types of death, and it shows that Crow’s way is the better way