Sonji I Dinner Plate
For Spring 2016, Dar Leone introduces SONJI I, our first fine bone china collection which we are proud to say is made in Stoke on Trent.
Our Sonji collection is a contemporary take on the golden regalia worn by pre-colonial African royalty. Spun filigree gold formed extraordinarily delicate geometric patterns in ancient West African ceremonial traditions and Sonji sees that reimagined on fine bone china today. The patterns reflected in the Sonji I collection recall the “soulwasher” badges worn by royal officials in charge of purifying the souls of the royals. For the Akan, gold was an earthly manifestation of the sun and one’s spirit.
Made in Stoke on Trent. Fine Bone English China.
Hand painted gold rims. 26cm diameter