Paddy Japalgarri Stewart Cake Plate
This striking plate features art by internationally-renouned indigenous artist Paddy Japalgarri Stewart.
Paddy is a widely known as one of the forerunners of the indigenous art movement into Western art markets and culture. Originally hailing from Mungapunju just south of Yuendumu on the edge of the Tanami track, Paddy went on to become chairman of the Warlukulangu Art Centre. He was passionate about the imparting of knowledge to the younger generation of local people, and with four other artists famously painted a series of school doors with scenes from the Dreaming, to help teach and remind the youth of Yuendumu of the importance of their heritage.
This particular plate wears a design of Paddy's depicting the Yam and Bush Tomato dreaming of his home. These crops were integral to the diet of the old people of the area, and the plate serves as both a lesson in the anthropology of food, and a symbol of the importance of continuity of culture.
Great for cake, but also sandwiches, yam or all manner of other staples, this plate is also beautiful for display.
- Bone China Cake Plate 17.5 x 12cm
- Microwave and Dishwasher Safe