Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yakunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council that enables women living in the remote Central and Western desert regions to earn their own income from fibre art.

Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands.

Featured artist Cynthia Burke of Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Photograph by Rhett Hammerton.

Featured Artist: Cynthia Burke, Warakurna WA

Cynthia Burke belongs to the Ngaanyatjarra language and cultural group, and spends her time between Warakurna and Irrunytju communities in Western Australia. She is a
keen artist whose creative and arts practices cover a broad range of disciplines, including tjanpi (wild harvested grass), painting, and punu (wood).