Tinka ("Lizard") by Winifred Reid

Tinka ("Lizard") by Winifred Reid

SKU: 2000


Tinka ('Lizard') was created by Winifred Reid from Warakurna community (WA). 

This sculpture measures 77cm in length 25cm in width and 20cm in height. 

The body is made from yellow wool with exposed Tjanpi ('dry grass') and natural raffia stitching.

This sculpture is a one of a kind piece and will bring light and love to your household! 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. 


Shop Homelands acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to lands, waters, culture and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

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