Woven Basket – Rene Nelson

$99.00 AUD

Handwoven basket by Rene Nelson.

Tjanpi (meaning grass in Pitjantjatjara language) is used by Aboriginal women living in remote Central and Western Desert communities (WA, SA, NT) to create spectacular contemporary fibre art.

When collecting desert grasses (minarri, wangurnu and yirlintji), 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 yirnirnti (red seeds of the bat-wing coral tree) and wipiya (emu feathers). 


About the artist: 

Made by Rene Nelson. Nelson belongs to the Ngaanyatjara language and cultural group in Western Australian and South Australia. She spends most of her days weaving with her sister Yvonne (Stacia) Lewis. 


About the supplier: 

Tjanpi Desert Weavers are a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council working with women in the remote Central and Western deserts (WA, SA, NT) who earn an income from contemporary fibre art. Read more


Product details: 

Dimensions: 170 x 60 mm

Made in the Central and Western deserts (WA, SA, NT) 


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