Paju (willow) is an ornamental pattern with two wheels inside one another. Together they form a flower with round petals. This retro decoration is finalised with blue stripes along the edges.
Arabia Paju was hand-painted in two colour combinations: blue-violet and blue-yellow. In Finland willows are associated with spring, which reflects the cheerful and fresh colours of this design.
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.
The Paju series is a rare and much desired collectible
Don't hesitate if you want this Nordic vintage treasure for your home. People fall absolutely mad in love with this series and due to its popularity we often sell out. If we are out of stock, click on the Add to Wishlist -button to be the first to know when we have more available!
A plate for a main course, often used as a dinner plate. This is usually a flat plate type. These multi-purpose traditional 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 plate also serves as a beautiful serving dish. Thanks to the edge the plate is firmly seated on drying racks.
These amazing dinner plates are in good condition, yet there are some imperfections on the hand-paint, like a few tiny drops of blue paint and some minor unevenness on the glazing, like tiny dents or lumps. The additional photo shows examples.