About this product
Dimensions: 50cm L x 27cm W x 85cm H
Erica’s magical, fantastical birds come from her observation of the local birdlife across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, as well as from her wild imagination, and imagery she has seen in books and on television. She is particularly inspired by the statures and colours of exotic birds – flamingoes and peacocks; pinks, purples, blues and yellows. Erica’s wonderful birds love to be in love – they sing each other Charley Pride love songs and are just in love with each other all of the time. They love to eat worms, hamburgers, chocolate, and lollipops. They also love to dance!
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.
Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kms across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. Tjanpi field officers regularly travel to these communities and purchase artworks from the artists, supply art materials, hold skills development workshops and facilitate grass collecting trips. These trips also allow a number of other cultural maintenance activities to take place.
Materials: Tjanpi (dry grass), raffia, wool – alpaca, merino, acrylic, steel, bird wire
Catalogue Number: 3162-22
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Supports First Nations peoples and communities
Approximately 70% of the value of this product goes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned organisations. This income, independent of Government welfare, supports First Nations cultures and self-determination.