Tikka (Lizard) by Mary Gibson
Tjanpi Desert Weavers 2279-20
Profit from sales support this Aboriginal owned and governed organisation.
Making strong work with a strong heart - Katangku kuruntu kulira kunpu palyanma.
Tjanpi Desert Weavers' vision is to improve the lives of NPY women and their families by supporting cultural activity, income generation and employment through the creation of fibre art. At its core, Tjanpi embodies the energies and rhythms of the country, culture and community, empowering 400 women across a 350,000 square kilometre area of the tri-state region of NT, SA and WA.
Tjanpi sculptures are made from a combination of native desert grasses, seeds and feathers, commercially bought raffia (sometimes dyed with native plants), string and wool.
Mary Gibson was born bush way at Kuluwarri, west of Kulkurda. As a child she lived in the bush with her family and they walked to Papunya and lived there for many years. She now spends her time between Docker River and Tjukurrla.