Happy-Tailed Papa ("Dog") by Ruth Bates
CONTEMPORARY FIBRE ART
Happy-Tailed Papa ("Dog") was created by Ruth Bates from Warakurna community (WA).
This sculpture measures 52cm in length, 26cm in width and 30cm in height.
The body is made from mixed teal/rusty brown wool with natural raffia and yellow wool eyes.
This sculpture is a one of a kind piece and will bring amazing movement and fun to your home! Take a piece of the desert home with you whilst supporting Aboriginal women living in remote Central and Western Desert communities.
About Tjanpi Desert Weavers
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an Indigenous governed and directed social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Women's Council created to enable women in the remote central and western deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.
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 country, culture and community. The shared stories, skills and experiences of the wide reaching network of mothers, daughters, aunties, sisters and grandmothers form the bloodline of the desert weaving phenomenom.
Made from a combination of native desert grasses, seeds and feathers, raffia (sometimes dyed with native plants), string and wool, Tjanpi artworks are unique, innovative and constantly evolving. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is represented in national and international public and private art collections and has an extensive exhibition programme.
Profits from sales support this Aboriginal owned and governed organisation.