Minyma Tjuta (Seven Sisters)
Community: Irrunytju (Wingellina)
Acrylic on Canvas
201.0 X 139.0cm
Anmanari Brown was born in the 1930s at Purpurna. This country has a big rockhole with a watersnake. As a child, before whitefellas came, she lived with her family in the desert walking through the bush.
Minmya Tjuta (Seven Sisters) is a major tjukurrpa at Irrunytju and across the desert. The seven sisters were being chased by Kulakula (Larrikin Man) called Nyiru. He wanted to take one for a wife. He tried to trick them. There are two kuniya (water snakes) nearby. The sisters did not want him, they were a bit frightened, so they hid and ran away. He tracked them and chased them right across the desert. He is still chasing them. They can still be seen today, in the sky (the Pleiades) travelling.Enquire about this Artwork