Dancing in the Moonlight
‘Dancing in the Moonlight‘ by First Nations Mi’kmaq artist Loretta Gould – Original Woodland Art style painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts
Condition: No condition noted.
Description by Artist: No description provided
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Beautifully detailed beads in the dancers’ garments. The dancers tell stories as they dance under the moonlight…
Story of the Seven Daughters of the Moon and Sun – The Pleiades
The Anishinaabe of Central North America believe that seven sisters ignored their father’s (the Moon’s) instructions and descended to Earth in a basket to dance and sing when their father was ‘low in the sky.’ On one of their visits, one of the young women was captured by a human being and fell in love with him. The couple was taken to the Sky world in a basket lowered to Earth by the bride’s sisters. While Grandfather Sun disapproved of the marriage, out of his love for his daughter he permitted the couple to visit on Earth from time to time. As for the remaining sisters, Grandfather Sun sent them to live further from the Earth, and to this day, they can hardly be seen.
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References: Native Art In Canada, Mi’kmaq,