Maime Butler

Tjanpi Desert Weavers


Tinka (lizard)

Tjanpi (wild harvested grass) with coral wool, yellow and brown raffia

L57cm x W14cm x H12cm

Papulankutja (Blackstone) WA

Maimie is a strong leader in Blackstone community and in the past has been the Papulankutja Artists Chairperson. She is both a painter and a Tjanpi fibre artist, and the current Chairperson of NPY Women’s Council. Maimie grew up in the Blackstone area and spent much of her childhood in the Benson camp with Kanytjupayi Benson. Maime is a Mitchell and the country north of Blackstone along the Walu road is Mitchell country with many stories and important cultural places.  Maimie married into family from Tjukurla way and spends time travelling to visit family there.