Kanu Nancy Taylor
Born about 1940
Warnman language group, Panaka skin group
Kanu grew up in her father’s Country at Karlamilyi (Rudall River), and her mother’s Country lies near Kiriwirri in the Percival Lakes. Kanu was married to Jan Billycan’s brother, Yajupuka. Near Oakover River they met a white man who was grading roads, and he took them to Balfour Downs Station and Jigalong. Today Kanu lives in Parnngurr with her her husband, Wakka Taylor, and their grandchildren.
2009, Nancy Taylor
plant fibre and yarn, 17 x55 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. It’s always lovely when we sit and weave together.
Nola Taylor, 2008