Cushion Cover Wool 40cm (16in)
In this design Andrea Adamson illustrates the story of the Seven Sisters.
This is the story of the seven sisters. The sisters fled from Wati Nyiru creating the country and landscape around Andreas home, Mala. They created the rockholes, sandhills and rocky outcrops as they tried to escape.
The women flew up into the sky. Now, Wati Nyiru can be seen as Orion in the sky and the sisters are the Pleiades constellation. This work is produced in remote villages by local artists. The pure wool is dyed in situ and the stitching is done by hand; chain-stitch is a traditional Kashmiri handicraft.