Nancy Carnegie


2551-18 Basket

Diam 35cm x H5cm

Tjanpi (wild harvested grass) with orange raffia stitched rim, soft green and natural raffia rings and yellow, orange and wipiya stitched base

Artist Biography

Nancy was born outside Patjarr  in 1956, and later grew up at the Warburton mission where she married and had her children.

Nancy has been weaving for Tjanpi Desert Weavers for several years, and has attended several skills development workshops.  Nancy’s baskets are characterised by long, thick stitches using hand-dyed raffia. Piti-shaped and oval shapes are Nancy’s preferred form of basket.