Tjanpi Desert Weavers Mini Book



The Tjanpi Desert Weavers Mini Book provides a pictorial representation of the many varied Tjanpi artworks and the desert women from the NPY Lands who make them, with commentary supplied in the Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjanjatjara languages.

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Artist Biography

Tjanpi (meaning grass) began in 1995 as a series of basket-weaving workshops designed to provide meaningful employment. Today more than 350 women across three states are making spectacular contemporary fibre-art sculptures from locally collected grasses. While out collecting grasses, the women take time to hunt, gather food, visit sacred sites and teach their children about “country”. This mini book presents a huge range of art works and the environments and circumstances of their making, along with elucidating commentary by the women artists, which has been translated from their various languages.

Shipping Information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 16 x 13 x 2 cm