Handwoven basket, made with kindness by Jacinta Tipunwuti, from the Wangatunga Womens group.
The Tiwi strong women's group is based at Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands) and they weave together as a therapeutic practice to promote better health and wellbeing and keep their spirit strong.
Each woven gift is a one-of-a-kindness creation & feature traditionally dyed pandanus, woven with traditional pandanus mixed with modern colourful raffia.
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.)