Seven Sisters - Black
White, Mauve, Black
Australian Aboriginal people tell several stories about seven sisters from the Dreaming Time which is the time of creation of the universe by the ancestors. This story of seven sisters originated from the cluster of stars in the Taurus constellation, where two clever sisters escape the warrior Warrumma by climbing trees to the sky. In this print luminous heavenly bodies are depicted suspended in the desert night sky. The Milky Way is represented as clouds of dots of different sizes and major stars are represented as a large dot surrounded by circles. If you observe the constellation carefully you may see the two freed sisters as they arrive at their sisters' camp in the sky. Large bursts are about 4 1/4", 'Seven Sisters' by Marlene Doolan for M & S Textiles Australia.