Large Cuff - Athena Nangala - Seven Sisters Dreaming
The Napaljarri-Warnu Jukurrpa often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man who is in love with the Napaljarri-warnu and who represents the Orion's Belt cluster of stars. Jukurra-jukurra, the morning star, is a Jakamarra man who is also in love with the 7 Napaljarri sisters and is often shown chasing them across the night sky. In a final attempt to escape from the Jakamarra the Napaljarri-warnu turned themselves into fire and ascended to the heavens to become stars. The site depicted in this canvas is Yanjirlypiri (star). Often depicted in paintings for this Jukurrpa is the female star Yantarlarangi (Venus - the Evening Star) who chases the 7 Napaljarri sisters for having stolen the night.
Large Cuff: 5 cm wide
Hand made in Australia.
Limited edition collection.