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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Sculpture Mingkirri (mouse) Justine Anderson 4214-23

Sculpture Mingkirri (mouse) Justine Anderson 4214-23

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Textile sculpture of a mouse in shades of green and purple. Justine Anderson is an arst belonging to the Pitjantjatjara language and cultural group, and lives in the remote community of Apatula (Finke) in the Northern Territory. Justine began weaving in 2010, and has since flourished in her weaving pracce, parcularly in recent years. She is the niece of notable Tjanpi weaver Julie Anderson, a previous director for NPY Women's Council. Jusne passed on her skills on to her sister, Tjanpi weaver Katherine Coulthard, teaching her to weave with raffia. Justine is always looking to challenge herself by creang interesng Tjanpi fibre works or new designs. She oen employs decorave mofs in her baskets and sculptures, which add great character and life to her works. Her sculptures depict local animals and display thoughul details, such as life-like saddles on the backs of her kamula (camels), or the tongue and whiskers of panting papa (dog). 

Dimensions: 53cm L x 17cm W x 26cm H

Materials: Tjanpi (grass), raffia, acrylic wool

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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