Tjanpi Basket - Margaret Dodd Ngilan

Tjanpi Desert Weavers, a signatory to the Indigenous Art Code, is a dynamic social enterprise of the NPY Women's Council. Tjanpi (meaning 'dry grass') supports Aboriginal women living in remote Central and Western desert communities of Australia to create contemporary fibre art.

When collecting desert grasses (minarri, wangurnu and yirlintji), women visit sacred sites and traditional homelands, hunt and gather food for their families, and teach children about country. Grass is bound with wool, string or raffia and combined with yinirnti (red seeds of the bat-wing coral tree) and wipiya (emu feathers).

Tall round basket
D23cm x H12cm
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass), raffia
Natural with colour detail
Pink/natural/purple stitched base

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Margaret Dodd lives at Mimili Community on the APY Lands. Margaret’s country is associated with Ted’s Bore, near Sandy Bore (where she was born), about 20 kilometres from the Mimili Community.

Margaret has been creating beautiful baskets for Tjanpi for many years. Margaret’s artworks have a distinctive aesthetic – colourful striped vessels woven in a loose, organic style. Her daughter Sheena Dodd is also a celebrated weaver, renowned for her stunning sculptures – in particular, her birds.


Collections: ARTIST WORKS & EDITIONS

Category: Tjanpi

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