Tjanpi Basket - Margaret Dodd

$320.00
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Ngilan (Margaret) Dodd is an artist belonging to the Pitjantjatjara language and cultural group and lives in the remote community of Mimili, South Australia. Margaret has been creating beautiful baskets for Tjanpi for many years. Margaret's artworks have a distinctive aesthetic – colourful striped vessels woven in a loose, organic style. Her daughter Sheena Dodd is also a celebrated weaver, renowned for her stunning sculptures - in particular, her birds.

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council, working with women in the remote Central and Western desert regions who earn an income from contemporary fibre art. Tjanpi (meaning grass in Pitjantjatjara language) represents over 400 Anangu/Yarnangu women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands.

Tjanpi artists use native grasses to make spectacular contemporary fibre art, weaving beautiful baskets and sculptures and displaying endless creativity and inventiveness. Originally developing from the traditional practice of making manguri rings, working with fibre in this way has become a fundamental part of Central and Western desert culture.

  • Material: Raffia
  • Width: 28cm
  • Depth: 24cm
  • Height: 11cm