2143-18 Tjanpi Desert Weavers - Basket - Carolyn Kenta

2143-18 Tjanpi Desert Weavers - Basket - Carolyn Kenta


Regular price $99.00
1 in stock

L 21cm x W 16cm x H 3cm (emu feathers and raffia)

"Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.

Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kms across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. Tjanpi field officers regularly travel to these communities and purchase artworks from the artists, supply art materials, hold skills development workshops and facilitate grass collecting trips. These trips also allow a number of other cultural maintenance activities to take place."

(Tjanpi Desert Weavers - NPY Women's Council)