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Arabia Nyyrikki (an old male given name) refers to a spirit or god in Finnish mythology, that guards, helps and protects hunters in the woods. It features a hand-painted ornament with round shapes resembling plums in blue and olive green, between blue stripes.
The highlight of this design is the artful and calligraphic brush-strokes, which have required extreme skill. Arabia was indeed much admired for the talent of its ceramic painters. The hand-painted nature of the pattern makes each dish excitingly unique and the colours shift in tone from pale watercolour washes to deep and luxurious tones. This change in colours give the simple design an exciting illusion of three-dimensionality and depth.
Because of the hand-painted nature of the design and its short production period (only 2 years), this Nordic vintage series is a rare gem.
A plate mainly for soup, that can also be used as a bowl for breakfast, pasta, rice or side dishes. These multi-purpose traditional deep plates have a decorative edge that beautifully frames the food. The wide edge makes it easy to pass around the dishes and supports cutlery. For this reason, the deep plate also serves as a beautiful serving dish, for example salads. Thanks to the edge the plate is firmly seated on drying racks.