Ever wanted to learn to weave a basket of your own? The Tjanpi Desert Weavers Learn-to-Weave kit includes everything you'll need to get started, designed to be used in conjunction with our Weaving Tutorial video and PDF instructions (available on our website free of charge).
About the Artists
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of theNgaanyatjarra 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.