JOSETTE PAPAJUA

JOSETTE PAPAJUA
Date of Birth: 06/06/1955
Mother's Country: Malawu, Bathurst Island
Father's Country: Munupi, Melville Island
Dreaming: Jarrikalani (Turtle)

Josette is a carver and painter and she has been producing artworks since 1990, decorating Tunga (bark baskets) and bark paintings as well as working on canvas from time to time.  Josette also weaves pamajini (ceremonial arm bands and head bands) and mats from pandanus.  She often collaborates with her husband Samuel ‘Marbuk’ Poantimului, painting his ironwood carvings as well as her own.

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