Aboriginal Mug Watson Robertson

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Imagine drinking a lovely tea or coffee from this mug and being taken back to the Australian Dreaming.

The beautiful aboriginal artwork is by Watson Robertson and represents an Australian creation story of Water Dreaming (Ngapa Jukurrpa) – Puyurru.

This story was passed down through the generations on his mother and grandfather’s side.

It makes a fantastic, authentic Aboriginal designed gift they’ll love.

  • – Fine Bone China Mug 12.5cm high
  • – Dishwasher Safe
  • – Microwave Safe
  • – Gift boxed with information about the Artist & work
  • – Royalties directly benefit the Artist and his community

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27/08/2019
Marilyn P.

Happy Birthday Gift

Our son loves tea and the teapot and cups will be so enjoyed by him. It is always so difficult to find a gift that is different and yet beautiful. This gift says "Australia" and I know he will enjoy serving tea in this teapot and cups.

27/08/2019
I Still Call Australia Home

Thank you Marilyn for letting us know and for your feedback. We love hearing how this set will be gifted and enjoyed! Hopefully he will pour some for you soon :-).

Description

About the Artist – Watson Robertson

Watson Jangala Robertson was born in 1976 in Alice Springs hospital, the closest hospital to Yuendumu, a remote Aboriginal community located 290km north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Watson was born into a family of established Warlpiri artists – who would take him out bush, around Nyirripi and Yuendumu, showing him sites and teaching him the traditional ways of his country.

He attended the local school and for the past few years has been living in Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community 130kms north-west of Yuendumu.

He began painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu and Nyirripi, in 2016.

He paints his Mother’s Watiya-warnu Jukurrpa (Seed Dreaming) and his grandfather’s Ngapa Jukurrpa-Puyurru (Water Dreaming), stories passed down to him through the many generations.

These stories are creation stories that relate to his family’s traditional country.

They include traditions that stretch back for millenia.

He uses an unrestricted palette to depict his traditional iconography, at the same time developing a modern individualistic style, using bold designs in a variety of contexts.

In 2017 he also produced a small number of prints.

Food and bush tucker are still regularly hunted and collected today, and Watson often goes out hunting with family and friends.

When hunting, they hunt for goanna, kangaroo, snake, and witchetty grubs; as well as bush tucker, such as native currants, bush potato, and bush banana.

Additional information

Weight .350 kg
Dimensions 18 × 10 × 10 cm

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