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Justina Sims Napaljarri "Seven Sisters Dreaming"

Justina Sims Napaljarri
"Seven Sisters Dreaming"

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  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 107 x 46 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 90621
  • $1600
  • $1200

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  • Warlpiri
  • -
  • Yuendumu, NT
  • 2021

The Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (seven sisters Dreaming) depicts the story of the seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky today in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, more commonly known as the Pleiades. The Pleiades are seven women of the Napaljarri skin group and are often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man ‘wardilyka’ (the bush turkey [Ardeotis australias]) 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 seven 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.

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Artist Justina Sims Napaljarri
TitleSeven Sisters Dreaming
Language GroupWarlpiri
AreaYuendumu, NT
Catalogue 90621
Date2021
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 107 x 46 cm
Price $AUD $1600   Sale Price $1200

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The Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (seven sisters Dreaming) depicts the story of the seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky today in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, more commonly known as the Pleiades. The Pleiades are seven women of the Napaljarri skin group and are often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man ‘wardilyka’ (the bush turkey [Ardeotis australias]) 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 seven 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.

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