From a tradition spanning thousands of years comes a piece of art that is a wonderful mix of beauty and practicality.
Alperstein’s Aboriginal Art collection has come to adorn some adorable
little teapots that feature the artworks of some of Australia’s finest
artists. With their bold colours and amazing designs, these tea pots do
true justice to the works on which they’re based…and you’ll find them
really handy too!
Judy Watson was born at Yarungkanji, Mt. Doreen Station, when many
Warlpiri peoples were living a traditional nomadic life. She developed
her own unique style and represented a move towards more abstract
rendering of Jukurrpa by Warlpiri artists. All the while, she has
retained the importance of place and song. Her painting Kurrkara Jukurrpa
("Desert Oak Dreaming from Mina
Mina") depicts the dreaming which took place underneath the shade tree
at Mina Mina. It is an important ceremonial place where women danced and
sang with no sleep.
This gorgeous painting with its black and red colouring is fantastically featured on this fine bone china tea pot from Alperstein. The
tea pot has a two cup capacity and includes an easy to clean, detachable
stainless steel strainer.
But Alperstein isn't just
about fine art from Australia's
heritage. Together with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation,
they aim to directly benefit each artist and their community, with all
royalties from the Aboriginal Art collection passed along to them. A
powerful and ethical way to bring art to life.
Judy Watson Kurrkara Teapot features:
- Made from fine bone china.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Microwave safe.
- Royalties from product directly benefits the artist and their community.
- Presented in a Warlukurlangu - Artists of Yuendumu gift box.
Design: “Kurrkara Jukurrpa" Desert Oak Dreaming from Mina Mina, by Judy Watson.