- Place where the work was made
- Cultural origin
- Pitjantjatjara/Southern Desert region
- Media categories
- Weaving , Sculpture
- Materials used
- wire, minarri (greybeard grass Amphipogon caricinus)
- 20.0 x 18.5 x 38.0 cm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2008
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Niningka Lewis, NPY Women's Council/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Kunmanara (Niningka) Lewis
Works in the collection
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
Referenced in 3 publications
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.).