Woven Basket – Rosalind Yiparti
Handwoven basket by Rosalind Yiparti.
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:
Rosalind Yiparti was born near Kaltukatjara (Docker River, NT) and went to school at Utju (Areyonga, NT). She has a wonderful sense of colour, which can be seen in her tjanpi works. A multi-skilled artist, she also paints and makes punu (wood carvings).
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
Dimensions: 230 x 30 mm
Made in the Central and Western deserts (WA, SA, NT)
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