$280.50 Regular price

Tjanpi Desert Weaver Basket: Yellow and Red by Artist Lillian Inkamala

38cmD x 10cmH

Tjanpi Desert Weavers operates as a social enterprise under the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council, engaging women in the remote Central and Western desert regions to generate income through contemporary fibre art. The term "Tjanpi," meaning grass in Pitjantjatjara language, symbolizes the collaboration of over 400 Anangu/Yarnangu women artists hailing from 26 distant communities across the NPY lands.

These skilled Tjanpi artists utilize native grasses to craft remarkable contemporary fibre art, skillfully weaving intricate baskets and sculptures that showcase boundless creativity and ingenuity. Rooted in the traditional art of making manguri rings, the practice of working with fibre has evolved into an integral aspect of Central and Western desert culture.

"Lillian Inkamala is a Tjanpi ar􀆟st who lives in the remote community of Imanpa, Northern Territory. Lillian is a keen basket weaver and
painter, but has more recently begun expanding her skills to include crea􀆟ng Tjanpi sculptures."

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