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ISAACS, Jennifer (ed.)

Desert crafts : Anangu Maruku Punu.

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Sydney : Doubleday, 1992. Quarto, boards in dust jacket, pp. 149, illustrated; an excellent copy.

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.