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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

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Interesting community venture.

The weavings made by the community women will not appeal to everyone and are not the most easily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
anna d
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Lennox Head
Great way to support local artists - definitely worth a visit!

I had a lovely experience in Tjanpi Desert Weavers. The welcoming staff were happy to explain the... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
alicerose2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 weeks ago
“Interesting community venture.”
Jul 18, 2018
“Great way to support local artists - definitely worth a visit!”
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Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from contemporary fibre art. Tjanpi represents more...more
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3 Wilkinson St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weavings made by the community women will not appeal to everyone and are not the most easily displayed material. Unless it appeals to you you may not find a souvenir here to take home. it must have a niche market somewhere.

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Reviewed July 18, 2018

I had a lovely experience in Tjanpi Desert Weavers. The welcoming staff were happy to explain the incredible Tjanpi story to me, and assist with picking one of the many beautiful baskets on offer! It can be a little hard to find, but definitely worth...More

Thank alicerose2016
Samantha M, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hi Alice, thank you for your great feedback! We hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

Reviewed July 17, 2018

This art space has amazing hand crafted baskets and animals. They are ethically based which is fantastic so you know the money goes to the artisans. They were all so beautiful it was hard to decide what to buy. The staff were vey friendly and...More

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Samantha M, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you for your review Cheryl. We're glad you were able to take a piece of Tjanpi home with you. Hopefully we will see you in the gallery again soon!

Reviewed July 17, 2018

Lots of amazing different woven animals, jewellery and baskets all in different colour combinations! Everything is made by Aboriginal women from communities in central Australia. Although they are quite expensive it is nice to be supporting the locals! - If you think you cant find...More

Thank Alice C
Samantha M, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you for your review and support Alice! We hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved my afternoon at Tjanpi Desert Weavers Gallery, so many beautiful, intricate works on show it made it hard to decide which pieces to buy! My decisions made easier after talking with the lovely, passionate and informative gallery manager. Definitely worth making time...More

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Samantha M, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're glad you found a piece of Tjanpi to take home with you. Hopefully we will see you again.

Reviewed July 2, 2016

Do yourself a big favour and drop in here to experience beautiful local artworks. There are baskets, sculptures, animals - so many wonderful items and reasonably priced. The book about the Tjanpi Desert Weavers is well worth purchasing as well. I now have two lovely...More

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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Hi Lee, thank you so much for your great feedback! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 20, 2015

You have to see this work, it is amazing, and from the artists themselves. Lots of choice and great prices.

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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Thanks Kelleigh, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the Tjanpi Desert Weavers gallery after doing a workshop at the Araluen cultural centre connected with the Beanie Festival. The most beautiful work - amazing colours and designs and such skill. A must to visit in Alice Springs, and support the women weavers.

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Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Hi Jane, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 2, 2012

Lovely informative museum, and nice place to shop for art and gifts. Would return to purchase gifts for families and friends.

3  Thank NathanJill
Emma P, Public Relations Manager at Tjanpi Desert Weavers, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Hi Nathan, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience here. Hope to see you again soon.

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