Tjulpu (bird) sculpture
Tjulpu (bird) sculpture

Tjulpu (bird) sculpture

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Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council, working with women in the remote Central and Western desert regions who earn an income from contemporary fibre art. Tjanpi (meaning grass in Pitjantjatjara language) represents over 400 Anangu/Yarnangu women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands.

Tjanpi artists use native grasses to make spectacular contemporary fibre art, weaving beautiful baskets and sculptures and displaying endless creativity and inventiveness. Originally developing from the traditional practice of making manguri rings, working with fibre in this way has become a fundamental part of Central and Western desert culture.

Material: Minarri (grass), raffia and wool

Dimensions: L30cm x W15cm x H18cm

About the Maker: Roshanna Elizabeth Yinga Williamson is an artist belonging to the Ngannyatjarra and Pitjantjatjara language and cultural groups and lives in teh remote community of Warakurna, WA. Roshanna started Tjanpi in 2010 and taught herself by watching other Tjanpi artists working. 

Photos: Tjanpi Desert Weavers