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SEVEN SISTERS BURGUNDY by Aboriginal Artist MARLENE DOOLAN

$6.50

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THIS LISTING IS FOR:

1 x FQ (Fat Quarter) 50cm x 55cm (19.7” x 22”)

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1 x Full Width Strip 25cm x 110cm (9.85” x 44”)

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1 x Metre 100cm x 110cm (39.37 x 44")

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TO PURCHASE CONTINUOUS LENGTHS BY FQ OR 25cm UNIT:

2 units = ½ metre 50cm x 110cm (19.7” x 44”)

3 units = ¾ metre 75cm x 110cm (29.5” x 44")

4 units = 1 metre 100cm x 110cm (39.37” x 44”)

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HANDY CONVERSION:

1 metre = 100cm or 39.37"

1 yard = 36 inches or 91.4 centimetres

1 Foot = 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres

(to simplify…1 metre is approx. 3 inches longer than a yard)

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FABRIC: 100% Cotton (quilting, apparel, craft)

PALETTE: WHITE, BLACK, BURGUNDY RED

MANUFACTURER: M & S Textiles Australia


AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ARTIST:  MARLENE DOOLAN is from Santa Teresa in the Northern Territory.  Her painting shows luminous heavenly bodies suspended in the desert night sky.  The Milky Way is represented as clouds of dots of different sizes and major stars are represented as large dots surrounded by circles.

THE DESIGN: Australian Aboriginal people tell several stories about the seven sisters from the Dreaming Time.  The Dreaming Time is the time of creation of the universe by their ancestors.  This story of seven sisters originated from the cluster of stars in the Taurus constellation.

There were seven sisters who were all beautiful and elegant and every man that saw them wished to marry one of them.  One day, the sisters went into the bush with their digging sticks to gather foods including wood ants, witchery grubs and honey ants.  After a successful expedition they sat down to enjoy a feast, never imagining that a lonely warrior named Warrumma was hiding nearby, watching them.  While the sisters were eating, Warrumma took away two of the digging sticks and hid them.  All of the sisters looked for the two lost sticks in vain, but eventually the five sisters who still had their digging sticks sadly left without the two sisters whose sticks had been taken.

When the five sisters had gone, clever Warrumma came out of hiding and firmly grabbed the remaining two sisters by their waists.  He promised the girls he would take good care of them and would marry them.  The two girls decided that they would pretend to agree to Warrumma's plan while waiting for an opportunity to escape.  One day they were asked to cut pine bark to make a fire.  As soon as the girls climbed the pine trees, those trees started to grow right up to the sky.  Warrumma shouted in vain for the girls to come down, but they kept climbing and were soon warmly welcomed to the sky by their five sisters anxiously waiting for them.  

If you observe the constellation carefully you may see the two freed girls as they arrive at their sisters' camp in the sky.

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