Medium:Tjanpi (desert grass), Ininti (red beans), Tartu (gumnuts),
Wipiya (emu feathers) and Raffia (palm fronds)
Height: 4.75 in
Width: 13 in
Depth: 13 in
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.
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