Tjanpi Desert Weavers is the not-for-profit social enterprise of Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), an Aboriginal governed and directed corporation.
NPYWC members created Tjanpi (meaning ‘grass’) to enable women on the NPY Lands to earn a regular income from selling their fibre art. Tjanpi weaving is now firmly embedded in contemporary Central and Western Desert culture, as a movement that celebrates life, creativity and country.
Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands.
Aboriginal Bush Traders: Aboriginal Art gallery, retail store and café
Aboriginal Bush Traders is one of Darwin’s most unique attractions. Our Aboriginal art gallery and retail store exhibits a range of authentic Indigenous products, and is complimented by our bush food Café, which focuses on using native Australian products.