Woven figure

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40623
Item name
Woven figure 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Multiple artists  
Associated cultural group
Pitjantjatjara 
Place
Australia > Australia > South Australia > Central Australia > Ernabella
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Collector
 
Acquisition date
August 01, 2012 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Tjanpi Desert Weavers 
Raw material
grass, raffia, wool, hair string, sheep's wool, emu feathers, wood, wire, wire mesh
Dimensions
H: 790 mm W: 770 mm L: D: 450 mm Circum:

Description

Seated female figure made with wire mesh and woven grass, raffia, coloured wool, hair string and emu feathers; the figure's hair is made from sheep's wool; the left leg is bent and left hand holds a wood digging stick.

Research notes

Title: Minyma Kutjara (Two Women) 2009. [One of 9 parts 40622-40627, 40682].

Here are Ancestral sisters who, whilst travelling along and camping, are followed by a man. They do something to him and tie him up in a culturally correct way. They are looking after him (Tjaria Stanley in Kuru Alala exhibition catalogue, Gold Coast City Gallery 2009). The sisters carry modern billy cans with them as well as traditional wooden dishes – piti – on their heads.

Artists from Pitjantjatjara communities of Ernabella and Amata: Imiyari Adamson, Katanari Butler, Alison Carroll, Malpiya Davey, Naomi Kantjuriny, Iluwanti Ken, Niningka Lewis, Pantjiti Lionel, Pantjiti MacKenzie, Paniny Mick, Mary Pan, Renita Stanley, Tjaria Stanley, Carlene Thompson, Dolly Ungakini, Kunmanara Williamson and Yaritji Young; technical assistance: Jo Foster and Mel Darr.

Acquired with funds donated by Ms Anne Gamble Myer, Professor Stanley Catts and Dr Vibeke Catts, Dr Velencia Soutter and Mrs Carol Winterburn.

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Strong Women Strong Painting Strong Culture: Indigenous Women’s art of the Central and Western Deserts from the Sims Dickson Collection and from the UQ Anthropology Museum Collection' curated by Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson in conjunction with the UQ Anthropology Museum, 29 August 2014 - January 2015.

© the artists, courtesy Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

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