Dish

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
40627
Item name
Dish 
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, emu feathers, wire, wire mesh
Dimensions
H: 100 mm W: 920 mm L: D: 180 mm Circum:

Description

Long narrow dish or piti made with wire mesh woven with grass, feathers and dyed raffia in blue, red, purple, green and brown.

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 [Kunmanara (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, Kunmanara (Niningka) Lewis, Pantjiti Lionel, Pantjiti MacKenzie, Paniny Mick, Mary Pan, Renita Stanley, Kunmanara (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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