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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Basket Emily Cullinan 3027-23

Basket Emily Cullinan 3027-23

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Textile basket in rich purples. Emily Cullinan was born near Mimili community on the APY Lands in South Australia. Emily and her family lived a tradional Anangu existence, travelling consistently, hunng and collecng bush food along the way and having lile contact with non-Indigenous people. As cale staons were established in the area, Emily came to work in domesc service at Granite Downs Staon. While working at the Granite Downs staonmaster’s house, Emily met her husband, a stockman from nearby Wallana. Emily, her husband and their children seled in Indulkana, where Emily connued to pass on to her young family the tradional knowledge of hunng, bush foods and water sources that she learnt from her own parents as a young girl. These days, Emily is a respected senior woman and an established arst. She makes bold, colourful baskets with a consistent detailed weaving technique. Emily also paints, working at Iwantja Arts in Indulkana. Her dynamic painngs are inspired by memories of her childhood, living tradionally on country with her parents, and the many journeys they undertook.

Dimensions: 19cm D x 7cm H

Materials: raffia

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in Australia's remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art. Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kilometres across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. 

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