White as Milk, Red as Blood (Sister)

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White as Milk, Red as Blood (Sister)

50.00

Printed on archival cotton rag paper, with minimum one-inch border. 

11 x 14, $50USD

From White as Milk, Red as Blood: The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, Knopf Canada

When a young sister is returned to her long lost brothers she recounts being held prisoner by a tiny man who would force her to "suck his little finger." Her three brothers ambush him and three beautiful flowers grow from the grave. Years later a lost hunter discovers her and falls in love. She is "White as Milk and Red as Blood". When she plucks the flowers for her wedding her brothers are transformed into stags. She must remain silent for seven years to save them while her mother-in-law kills each of her babies and accuses her of cannibalism.

As long as the flowers remain alive, however, the king knows his wife (the sister) is innocent. I chose anemones as they are associated with protection and the death of a loved one.

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