Artist: Celestine Warina (Kaaru)
Medium: Natural Ochre on barkcloth
H 137cm x W 81cm
H 54" x W 32"
Celestine Warina's mother was Rebecca Wosilli (Usirri) and her father was Emosi Waruré, both Sahuoté clanspeople from old Budo village which was situated right at the top of Dahore Budo (Mount Budo). Celestine explains how during the time of the eruption of Huvaemo (Mount Lamington) she was a small baby and her mother carried her around in the bilum. Her mother Usirri and her grandmother Awarro were both barkcloth painters. Celestine has inherited the old Sahuoté clan designs and is a highly-skilled artist. She is now teaching her daughters the traditional Sahuoté style of painting.
Item No: 1494