Ltyente Apurte (Santa Teresa) is an Eastern Arrernte community. It originated as the Santa Teresa mission, which was built in 1953 at Ltyentye Apurte, a sacred rainmaking site located 80 kilometres south east of Alice Springs.
An art centre was established in the community in 1988 when government funding was received. It was incorporated as Keringke Arts in 1990. In the early 1990s there was a renewed interest in visiting rock art sites, in country and in women's business, and a resurgence of singing and dancing amongst the senior women.
Keringke specialises in producing hand-painted silk scarves, lengths and garments, but is also renowned for its meticulous watercolour landscapes on boxes, hand-painted chairs and tables, jewellery, artefacts and children's toys.
Silk painting is the forte of Eastern Arrernte artists at Ltyente Apurte (Santa Teresa). Through rigorous quality control and disciplined practice, an impeccable silk painting technique has been established equivalent to that of Ernabella batik.