The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)
The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)
The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)
The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)
The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)
The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)
The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)

The Eternal Witness Night Dinner Plate (Single)

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The अनादि Gond dinnerware collection is part of the Past.Present.Future series. The essence of Gond art derives from the intimate connection that the people of the Gond tribe share with nature and therefore, each piece in this collection features Nature as the Eternal Witness.

The organic-shaped, hand-crafted dinner plate, focusses on the Mahua tree or the ‘tree of life’ which in Gondi culture is celebrated as one of the most sacred trees. The plate illustrates the tale of the tribal deity Pashupati turning into a parrot, tiger and boar under the influence of the mahua drink, known as an organic alcoholic beverage in the Gondi culture.

Material: Crafted in porcelain

Size: 10 inches

Weight: 650 gms

Includes: A single, organic-shaped dinner plate and a specially crafted fold-out insert

Care Instructions: Microwave safe and dishwasher safe on a gentle cycle

Each piece in the collection focuses on a particular element of nature. The dots and dashes, traditional to Gond art, are used to create an illusion of continuous movement or timelessness while forming patterns that represent the seed, the tree and the flower, symbolic of the past, present and future. 

The organic-shaped, hand-crafted dinner plates, focus on the Mahua tree or the ‘tree of life’ which in Gondi culture is celebrated as one of the most sacred trees, passed down from generation to generation.

The greenish-white flower of the tree has multiple culinary and medicinal uses. While the day celebrates its practical use, the night connects the Mahua tree as an observer of life spiritually. Symbolic of its immortality, the rare flower, even if it is dried, comes back to life, once immersed in water. Different parts of the tree are also used in ceremonies to spiritually connect with the Gondi people in birth, marriage and death. 

The dinner plates together illustrate the moral tale of the tribal deity Pashupati turning into a parrot, tiger and boar under the influence of the mahua drink, known as an organic alcoholic beverage in the Gondi culture. The legend goes, that the deity after drinking mahua first starts babbling like a parrot, then roars like a tiger and eventually, unable to stand on his feet, he starts rolling on the ground like a boar. Propounding responsible drinking, it teaches, that ‘iruk’ or the mahua flower brings people together when consumed socially in celebration but should not be taken in secrecy.

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        अनादि

        A Gond dinnerware collection celebrating nature as the eternal witness

        What makes it special?

        Exclusive

        A Gond dinnerware range that brings myths alive

        Exquisite

        A handcrafted, organic-shaped ware made in India

        Impact

        Each piece sold = 10 meals donated to rural artisans

        Makes for the perfect gift

        Beautifully packaged. Artfully detailed. Truly Exceptional.

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