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Product description

Handmade natural gumnut and ininti seed necklace. Length is 35 - 45cm. Ininti seeds come from the bats wing coral tree. Ininti is harvested by the artists, who then burn holes in the seeds and thread them onto high quality elastic. Gumnut seeds are collected while still green, then dried, pierced and burnt with geometric designs. Aboriginal women come together on country, collect materials, sculpt and weave, sing and dance and keep culture strong whilst creating beautiful, intricate, whimsical art. Tjanpi (meaning dry grass) supports the production and marketing of this seed jewellery among other arts made by over 400 artists from 28 remote communities across three states in Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a not-for-profit Indigenous social enterprise of Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Womens Council. NPY Women's Council members created Tjanpi to enable women on the lands to earn a regular income from selling their art.
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Gumnut and ininti seed necklace - small 35 - 45cm Each

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When do you deliver:
Monday to Friday
Returns and General Order considerations:
As we are located in Alice Springs, which is in the middle of the desert in central Australia, our packages do take a while to travel across the country.
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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

About the seller

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a dynamic social enterprise established in 1995 by the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council. Tjanpi was created to enable women living in remote communities across the Central and Western Deserts to earn their own income from fibre art. Today the Tjanpi enterprise is more than just fibre art and income; it is firmly embedded in contemporary Central and Western Desert culture as a movement that celebrates life, creativity, culture and country.

How this purchase helps

  • Economic empowerment
  • Employment
  • Fairtrade
  • Indigenous community