Australia Woven Baskets

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Koskela's 'Tili Wiru' lampshades created in collaboration with the Australian Tjanpi Desert Weavers. via Vogue Living Australia

a fabulous collaboration between Australian design house, Koskela and The Tjanpi Desert Weavers to create lampshades utilizing woven and wrapped grass

Minyma Punu Kungkarangkalpa, Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Minyma Punu Kungkarangkalpa Museum of Contemporary Art Five members of Tjanpi Desert Weavers Sydney Morning Herald Toyota, Tj.

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the NPY Women's Council. Tjanpi ('dry grass') supports Aboriginal women living in the remote Australian Central and Western deserts to create fibre art.

Pacific Artisan is a social enterprise helping women artisans from the region to sell their ethically sourced and produced goods.

About Tjanpi | Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation

Coiled basketry was introduced at workshops held in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Within two years, artists were making a quirky range of sculptures as well as baskets, and by weaving had s…

"The act of grass collecting for baskets continues to reaffirm artists' connection to country. Although access to vehicles can be problematic at times, as soon as someone appears who can take the women on a bush trip there is excitement. Small crowbars, small shovels along with the collecting bags all pile into the car, and the women climb aboard. The driver is directed to where the best grass is available and often, despite an infirmity, the women have disappeared within minutes of…

"The act of grass collecting for baskets continues to reaffirm artists' connection to country. Although access to vehicles can be problematic at times, as soon as someone appears who can take the women on a bush trip there is excitement. Small crowbars, small shovels along with the collecting bags all pile into the car, and the women climb aboard. The driver is directed to where the best grass is available and often, despite an infirmity, the women have disappeared within minutes of…

For Yarnangu women, Tjanpi basketry was not introduced into a cultural vacuum, and there is a conscious relationship and continuity between the baskets and the traditional wooden wirra and piti.  Nyarapayi Giles: "Both of these (baskets) remind me of mirtulpa, karnilypa, or piti - all wooden bowls. Hilarious really! They are like wooden bowls - but they are baskets! And all these others are the same. Esther’s are the same. We are all reminded of the same old wooden bowls we used to use.”…

For Yarnangu women, Tjanpi basketry was not introduced into a cultural vacuum, and there is a conscious relationship and continuity between the baskets and the traditional wooden wirra and piti. Nyarapayi Giles: "Both of these (baskets) remind me of mirtulpa, karnilypa, or piti - all wooden bowls. Hilarious really! They are like wooden bowls - but they are baskets! And all these others are the same. Esther’s are the same. We are all reminded of the same old wooden bowls we used to use.”…

Noreen Parker came in today with this amazing basket of hers. Buy this basket at @bigdesignmarket in #melbourne next week! Noreen is from Indulkana community in South Australia, but has been staying in Irruntju (Wingellina) in Western Australia for the past few months. Irruntju is about an 8.5 hour drive south west from Alice Springs, situated near where the WA, NT and SA borders meet. Noreen spent two months on and off working on this basket, and carried it all the way to Alice Springs on…

Noreen Parker came in today with this amazing basket of hers. Buy this basket at @bigdesignmarket in #melbourne next week! Noreen is from Indulkana community in South Australia, but has been staying in Irruntju (Wingellina) in Western Australia for the past few months. Irruntju is about an 8.5 hour drive south west from Alice Springs, situated near where the WA, NT and SA borders meet. Noreen spent two months on and off working on this basket, and carried it all the way to Alice Springs on…

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Coiled basketry was introduced at workshops held in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Within two years, artists were making a quirky range of sculptures as well as baskets, and by weaving had s…

Tjanpi Desert Weavers Green & Orange Basket 20cm www.PacificArtisan.com

Pacific Artisan is a social enterprise helping women artisans from the region to sell their ethically sourced and produced goods.

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