Tjanpi Basket - Lorabelle Michael

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).

D21cm x H12cm
Tall wide mount natural raffia
Handmade in Australia

Collections: ARTIST WORKS & EDITIONS

Category: Tjanpi

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