Born about 1940’s
Manyjilyjarra language group, Jangala skin group
Yikartu was born at Lalyipuka north of Wirnpa in Juwaliny Country. While travelling across this Country they came across the strange tracks of a vehicle. They encountered a missionary and two Martu men from La Grange Mission at Bidyadanga who gave them food before returning to the Mission. The men eventually returned to bring Yikartu’s family back to the mission where she reunited with close family members.
2008, by Yikartu Bumba
plant fibre and yarn on metal base with bead trim, 8×23 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