Current Location:
Student Services Building -> 1st Floor (STU)
Location Notes:
Student Services Building; First Floor D100A; Meeting Room D101

Aboriginal Art Collection ➔ Tjanpi Aboriginal Basket

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.7.14
Artist:
Nellie Stewart
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Tjanpi (desert grass), Ininti (red beans), Tartu (gumnuts), Wipiya (emu feathers) and Raffia (palm fronds)
Date:
circa 2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 4.75 in Width: 13 in Depth: 13 in
Description:
A woven basket with feathers bordering the top portion. In the bottom of the bowl there are purple, yellow, and red rings with a black circle in the center.
Historical Context:
The Tjanpi Desert Weavers organization represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities in Central Australia. Tjanpi field officers supply art materials to the artists as well as skill development workshops and grass collecting trips. Today, Tjanpi weaving is firmly embedded in contemporary Central and Western Australian desert culture as a movement that celebrates life, creativity and country.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Grasses