Margaret Smith


6025-17 Basket

Tjanpi (grass) with pink/yellow/green raffia and wipya (emu) feather trim

L24cm x W24cm x H10cm

Imanpa NT

Out of stock

Artist Biography

Margaret is a Yankunytjatjara woman, a bush woman who was born on Erldunda station and who has had a varied and hard-working life. Margaret lived on Erldunda station throughout her childhood, until 1961, when her family was transferred to Amoonguna Reserve (outside Alice Springs.)

A highly regarded spokesperson for the NPY region, she is a former Liaison Officer of Imanpa Arts and Crafts and has been a member of a number of boards and committees including the Board of Management of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the Cross-border Reference Group on Volatile Substance Misuse.

In 2000 she was one of 330 Aboriginal women who performed in the Sydney 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony. As an elected Director of NPY Women’s Council, Margaret prides herself on working effectively with Anangu and non-Anangu people together.

Margaret is a highly skilled weaver creating both baskets and sculptures. Her work is exceptionally well made, with strong design elements and is highly sought after. 

Shipping Information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 24 x 24 x 10 cm