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Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken - Seven Sister Dreaming Time stories - 198 x 152,5

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Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken - Seven Sister Dreaming Time stories - 198 x 152,5

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Artiste : Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken

Titre de l'œuvre : Seven Sister Dreaming Time stories

Format : 198 x 152,5 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art de Tjala

Référence de la peinture : 830-16

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Explication sur la signification de cette peinture d'art Aborigène : 

Sylvia has depicted the Seven Sisters Story. This is a Tjukurpa Story (Creation Story) about the constellations of Pleiades and Orion. The sisters are the constellaton of Pleiades and the other star Orion is said to be Nyiru or Nyirunya (described as a lusty or bad man).

Nyiru is forever chasing the sisters known as the Kunkarunkara women as it is said he wants to marry the eldest sister. The seven sisters travel again and again from the sky to the earth to escape Nyiru’s unwanted attentions. They turn into their human form to escape from the persistent Nyiru, but he always finds them and they flee back to the sky.

As Nyiru is chasing the sisters he tries to catch them by using magic to turn into the most tempting kampurarpra (bush tomatoes) for the sisters to eat and the most beautiful Ili (fig) tree for them to camp under. However, the sisters are too clever for Nyiru and outwit him as they are knowledgeable about his magic...

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