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Title

Tjanpi Truckpa

2007

Artist

Kunmanara (Niningka) Lewis

Australia

circa 1946 – 2020

Language group: Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Alternate image of Tjanpi Truckpa by Kunmanara (Niningka) Lewis
Alternate image of Tjanpi Truckpa by Kunmanara (Niningka) Lewis
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Pukatja (Ernabella) South Australia Australia
    Cultural origin
    Pitjantjatjara/Southern Desert region
    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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Niningka Lewis, NPY Women's Council/Copyright Agency

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    Kunmanara (Niningka) Lewis

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  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications