Jartarr Lily Long
Born about 1940
Warnman language group, Milangka skin group
Nullagine and Parnpajinya communities
Daddy was from Fitzroy side, droving to Tiwa (Well 26). He was going to steal my mother from my Warnman Daddy and take her Kimberley…
Jartarr’s father was the famous Kimberley drover, Jamili. He fell in love with Jartarr’s mother and tried, unsuccessfully, to steal her away from her husband. Jartarr was born and grew up in Karlamilyi (Rudall River) with her Warnman father.
2008, by Lily Long
plant fibre and yarn on metal base with bead trim, 8×22 cm
National Museum of Australia
Nalda Searles came to Parnngurr and we coiled baskets all night and all day. All night and all day – no sleep in Parnngurr!
Yuwali Janice Nixon, 2008
We gather the minari [a type of grass] from our own Country and we like lovely coloured wool. We design baskets to remind us of the piti [wooden dishes] we used to carry on our heads. Some women use tin bases, or try out different shapes or materials. It’s always lovely when we sit and weave together.
Nola Taylor, 2008