"Woven into the fabric of Australia society, Australian Rules has often been difficult to describe to describe. The quick speed and lack of an offside rule tends to produce a spectacle of complete chaos.
Invented in Melbourne and first played amongst private schools in the 1850s, Australian Rules was codified in 1858, predating other modern football games. Tom Willis, one of the founders advocated Australian Rules as a way of keeping cricketers fit during winter off-season.
The exact origins of Australian Rues are a little unclear with suggestions the game was inspired by the Aboriginal game of Marngrook, which involved kicking a possum skin filled with charcoal."
Complementing contemporary Australian design with traditional Japanese craftsmanship, Skimming Stones' porcelain plates are designed in Melbourne and produced in collaboration with the 400-year-tradition of master artisans in Arita, Japan. These plates are a beautiful symbol of Melbourne's international demographic, and local eye for design.
Each Skimming Stones plate is individually packaged in an exquisitely considered, jewellery-quality presentation box. Every plate includes an insert describing the history and significance of the item's design. Skimming stones plates are a lightweight and practical size - perfect for display or for serving - and an ideal solution for gifts that require posting or packing.
Material(s): Cobalt glaze on genuine Arita porcelain.
Dimensions (cm): 15 (diameter)
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