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Desert crafts : Anangu Maruku Punu / Jennifer Isaacs ; photographs, Reg Morrison, Jennifer Isaacs, and contributing photographers. (1992)

Authors: Isaacs, Jennifer., Maruku Arts and Crafts
Publisher:Sydney : Doubleday,
  • There are 76 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 76 copies of this specific edition.
  • Isaacs, Jennifer.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • x, 149 p. : col. ill., 2 maps ; 29 cm.
  • Introduction to Anangu people, defined as Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjara but including Matutjara and Ngaatjatjara; outstations and use of modern technology there; Uluru and Katatjuta; outline of struggle for land rights; founding of Pitjantjatjara council; brief outlines of several myths; attitudes and responses of Anangu to tourists; development of woodcarving and craft industry; Amata Craft Centre; foundations and role of Maruku; details of craft purchasing trip; Anangu knowledge and use of natural resources; manufacturing techniques; innovative practices; introduced crafts such as knitting, weaving, rugmaking, batik; vocabulary for tools, weapons and materials.
  • Foreword /​ Tony Tjamiwa
  • Introduction
  • Section One. Anangu and the Lands: 1. Anangu; 2. Desert environment; 3. Uluru and Katatjuta; 4. Struggle for the lands; Piltati: the two sisters; Kuniya: the snake woman
  • Section Two. Desert Crafts: 5. The Maruku story; 6. Diary of a Maruku buying trip; The crow women; The emu man; Tjurutjuru: Mount Davies
  • Section Three. Working with our Hands: 7. Anangu Maruku; 8. Hunting Kuka: Kulata and Miru; 9. War and peace: Kuturu and Tjutinypa, Timpilypa and Kali; 10. Women's work: Wira and Wana; 11. Desert animals; 12. Seed necklaces; 13. Kanti and Kiti: quartz and resin; 14. Woolwork and adapted crafts; 15. Painting; Wati Ngintaka: the perentie man; Kungkarangkalpa: the seven sisters
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix. Plants used by Anangu for craft.
  • More...
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 141) and index.
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other Form:
  • Online version Isaacs, Jennifer. Desert crafts. Sydney : Doubleday, 1992
  • English
  • 0868244740 :
Dewey Number:
  • 709.011
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 24819886
  • 24819886
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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