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Title

Tjanpi Truckpa


Artist

Niningka Lewis

Australia

circa 1946 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region


About

Before we made the tjanpi [baskets] with wool. I went to Adelaide and I found this raffia in a shop. I saw all the other colours there but I only had money for the plain one. I brought it back and made a basket and all the women saw it. It was a new idea; they all asked, 'Where did you get it?' And then the Women’s Council rang up and found out about it and brought it to Alice Springs. -- Niningka Lewis


Details


Date

2007


Media categories

Weaving , Sculpture


Materials used

wire, minarri (greybeard grass Amphipogon caricinus)


Dimensions

20.0 x 18.5 x 38.0 cm


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

347.2008


Artist information

Niningka Lewis

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2008–09, 'Collections: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art', pg. 22-25, Sydney, 2009, 24, 25 (colour illus.).

Jennifer Mitchell, Tjanpi desert weavers, South Yarra, 2011, 60 (colour illus.) 141.

Penny Watson (Compilator), Tjanpi desert weavers, ‘Eminently collectable: Tjanpi works in public collections’, pg. 295-308, South Yarra, 2012, 303 (colour illus.).