Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Look what came in a few weeks ago! These bright and colourful necklaces and bracelets are hand painted by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers of central Australia.

"When we have got all the tjanpi we need, we light a fire and make a dinner camp and sit around and have tea and put the kuka on the fire and share out all the bush tucker and talk together about different, different things. It’s the same way when we make tjanpi work, sitting around with family and sharing stories. Sometimes joking around, sometimes talking seriously, but always sharing stories. Family is where we learn from each other and how we hear all the news."
Jennifer Mitchell, Tjanpi weaver, 2006

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