Kungkarangkalpa (The Seven Sisters)
Kungkarangkalpa (The Seven Sisters)

Teresa Pumani Profile & Artworks

Kungkarangkalpa (The Seven Sisters)

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Teresa Pumani is a senior cultural woman in Mimili Community who paints the Kunkarunkara Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters Creation Story). This Tjukurpa is about the constellations of Pleiades and Orion. The sisters are the constellation of the Pleiades and the other star Orion is said to be Nyiru or Niruyna (described as a bad, untrustworthy man). For Teresa, the story is "about family looking after each other, and teaching and helping each other. The women being followed by a bad man, but the older sisters are looking after the young ones. I have four daughters and sometimes we work together on large paintings telling the Kunkarunkara Tjukurpa. That's our way - working together and looking after one another."

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Artist: Teresa Pumani Mula 
Title: Kungkarangkalpa (The Seven Sisters)
Language: Pitjantjatjara
Community: Mimili 
Size: 152 x 122 cm
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


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