Aboriginal Seven Sisters VotiveRegular price $12.95
$9.95 flat rate shipping Australia wide
These Seven Sisters votive candle holders are hand-made from glass and a layer of clay. The clay allows the candle flame to illuminate through and radiate the magnificent colours of the designs, captivating any space when using one of Koh's small tealights.
Perfect for your home or as a gift for someone special!
- Size - 6cm diameter and 4.5cm height
- Suitable with one of Koh's tealights
- To clean, wipe with a damp cloth
- A portion of each sale goes to the artist
- Designed in Australia
- Australian owned and operated company
- Member of the Indigenous Art Code
Our candle holders are handmade with clay, therefore the end product may look slightly different to the images due to variations.
Seven Sisters Votive - Khatija Possum
The Dreamtime story of the Seven Sisters is retold in this beautiful illustration from artist Khatija Possum.
In the Dreamtime a group of seven Napaltjarri women were being pursued by a Jakamarra man called Jilbi. He had been sitting in a cave at irlkirdi practising love magic by cutting off his long hair and weaving it by hand onto a wooden spindle, then performing songs and dances which people from far off could hear. Often he would entice young women to come to his cave and live with him. Jakamarra men were very proud of their successes when they practised this magic, and spent much time boasting among themselves about their prowess.
The seven women had no intention of sleeping with the Jakamarra man and ran away from him, journeying a long way across the desert until they were too tired and hungry to go any further. They sat down at Uluru to search for honey ants, then when they saw Jilbi approaching went to a place called Kurlunyalimpa, and changed themselves into seven fires.
With the help of spirits at Uluru, they went up into the sky to become stars. Ever since then they can be seen as a cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, known as the Pleiades. Jilbi transformed himself into the Morning Star in Orion’s belt, and continues to chase the Pleiades across the sky.
For Khatija Possum, painting is in her blood. A descendant of the famous Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Khatija has paved her own way and made a name for herself in the art world. Born in 1989 in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, she has been deeply influenced by her grandfather, Clifford Possum, and her mother, Michelle Possum Nungurrayi’s artwork. When Khatija was nine, her mother began to paint again and it was at this time that Khatija fell in love with her mother’s work and indeed painting. Through observing and assisting her mother Khatija learnt to paint. It is this process that highlights the importance of art in keeping culture alive as stories and skills are passed from one generation to the next.
As a mother herself, the importance of keeping her cultural heritage strong is of great consequence. Khatija currently lives with her partner John and three children in Adelaide.
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All Koh Living Artists are Australian based, and all design work is completed in Australia. Koh Living Founder Tui Cordemans personally selects all artists and oversees all designs with special focus always being placed on unique and meaningful designs with stories to be told. Koh Living is a proud and active member of the Indigenous Art Code and practises ethical trading of Aboriginal Art.
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