DM2018 1377-18 Anne Ward "Kalaya (Emu)" 50cm x 27cm x 55cm $530
DM2018 1018-15wa Yangi Yangi Fox "Teapot" 40cm x 22cm x 12cm $285
DM2018 5571-17WA Linda Eddy "Water Bottle" $135
DM2018 113-118 Noreen Parker 13cm x 4cm "Tea Cup" $90
DM2018 1080-18 Rene Kulitja "Little Sitting Tinka" 41cm x 12cm x 15cm $110
DM2018 1083-18 Rene Kulitja "Sitting Tinka" 35cm x 13cm x 24cm $155
DM2018 8342-17 Anne Dixon "Maku (Witchetti Grub)" 30cm x 6cm x 4cm $$65
DM 2018 8343-17 Anne Dixon "Maku (Witchetti Grub)" 30cm x 6cm x 4cm $65

DM2018 Tjanpi Desert Weavers original fibre artworks

DM2018 TJAN 1377-18

Regular price $530.00
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This collection of woven sculptures has been chosen to reflect a sample of bush foods collected in the desert. Traditional bush tucker such as Tinka (Goanna), Kalaya (Emu) and Maku (Witchetti Grub) are highly sought after and require considerable knowledge and skill to hunt and collect. Contemporary tools such as pannikins, water bottles and saucepans reflect the ongoing evolution of food preparation, connecting contemporary weaving techniques and utilisation of western everyday objects.

"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)