Bone China Cake Plate - "Mimih Spirits"

Bone China Cake Plate - "Mimih Spirits"

By Gabriel Maralngurra

Bone China Cake Plate 17.5 x 12cm

 

Gabriel has depicted Mimih spirits in this dynamic design. According to the Kunwinjku people of western Arnhem Land, Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings, who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony.Mimih spirits are believed to inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are e xtremely timid, they are rarely seen by humans. They are frequently depicted in the rock art of Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, often shown with a range of hunting tools such as spears, spear throwers, dilly bags and fire sticks.

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    Better World Arts were established as a cross cultural project linking Aboriginal artists and their designs to international traditional artisans from remote regions in Kashmir, Peru, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal (Tibetan refugees). More recently, Better World Arts have started working with China, making bone china and silk ties. 

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AU$12.95Price

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