circa 1946 -
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
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
© Niningka Lewis. NPY Women's Council
Shown in 1 exhibition
18th Annual Desert Mob Exhibition (2008), Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, 28 Sep 2008–09 Nov 2008
Referenced in 3 publications
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.).
Tjanpi desert weavers, ‘Eminently collectable: Tjanpi works in public collections’, pg. 295-308, South Yarra, 2012, 303 (colour illus.).
Tjanpi desert weavers, South Yarra, 2011, 60 (colour illus.) 141.