Handmade Aboriginal Art Paper Mini Notebook/Journal - Seven Sisters Dreaming
by Nelly Patterson
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Handmade Aboriginal Art Paper Mini Notebook/Journal - Seven Sisters Dreaming by Nelly Patterson
Size: 7.5cm x 5.5cm - blank pages - 50 pages
A Cross Cultural Project
This paper is eco friendly, being made from cotton scraps sourced from the garment industry. No wood or toxic chemicals are used in the production of these products. At the moment humans destroy an unbelievable 149 acres of forest per minute! One tonne of handmade paper saves an estimated 277 eucalyptus trees! Not only does this paper benefit the environment, the handmade quality of the paper is beautiful and produced in clean airy SEDEX certified workshops in Jaipur, India.
designed in Australia by royalty-paid Aboriginal Artists
About the design
Nelly has an intimate knowledge of the Seven Sisters Story – an epic Tjukurpa (creation) story in which a man, Wati Nyiru chases seven sisters across the whole of Australia, shaping the land as they went. The sisters started in Whyalla. Wati Nyiru chased them down to Port Augusta and wouldn’t leave the sisters alone. He wanted to marry the big sister. The sisters left in the middle of the night to try and get away from him while he was sleeping. When Wati Nyiru woke, he wondered where the sisters had gone, but he soon was on their trail again, and found them near Canberra. The eldest sister was worried – she knew he was there again, watching the sisters while they camped. Nelly explains that Wati Nyiru was a ‘mad one,’ he knew they were scared, but he still followed them. Wati Nyiru got very close to the sisters. The eldest sister was secretly signalling to the sisters that he was nearby, so as to not let Wati Nyiru know she was aware he was there. The man, Wati Nyiru, was singing about how much he wanted the big sister. He did too much dancing, that man, and the sisters ran away. He loved all the girls. The girls kept running. This painting depicts some of the places where the sisters camped
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