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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 to create contemporary fibre art.
When collecting desert grasses (minarri, wangurnu and yirlintju), 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).
Artist: Joyce James
Catalogue Number: 634-20
Dimensions: L55cm x W20cm x H32cm
Fibre: Blue wool and natural raffia
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