This carefully crafted Tiwi Wall Hanging is hand woven with love by Frances Portaminni. Frances is from Wurrumiyanga Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands) and weaves as a therapeutic practice to promote better health and wellbeing and keep her spirit strong.
Made with traditional pandanus x modern raffia colours, each woven product is a one-of-a-kindness creation!
The Wangatunga Strong Women Wangatunga (n.) - 1.a broad basket made from stringybark; 2. a baby girl
“Ngawa ampi nginiwutawa putuwurrupurra awarra ngirraminni api awarra ngawarra ningurimagi. Karri ngapaningimarri ngaruwanajirri ngini ngarikirmi ngirraminni ngini ngawa ngarukuruwala.”
(The knowledge our ancestors left for us in the stories is something that we must hold on to. When we gather around we share together what is in the stories that we sing together.)