- Registration number
- Item name
- Tapa cloth
- Indigenous name
- Martha-Jean Uhamo (Dograrine)
- Associated cultural group
- Ömie language
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Oro (Northern) Province
- Omie Artists
- Acquisition date
- May 01, 2012
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Raft Artspace
- Raw material
- bark cloth; natural pigments
- H: 1230 mm W: 1010 mm L: D: Circum:
Misaje clan emblem of the river plant. Natural pigments on nioge (women's bark cloth skirt).
Title: Misai - Misajé clan emblem of the river plant, 2011.
"The lines at the edges and the line that runs through the work are orriseege or 'pathways' and provide a compositional framework for the design. The design is misai, the Misaje clan emblem of the river plant. When Martha-Jean married her husband and became a part of his clan she was taught their clan-emblem by her mother-in-law. The chevrons or arrow-like designs that can be seen between the misai are Martha-Jean's uehorero, her own 'wisdom'" (Brennan King, Ömie Artists).
© the artist, courtesy of Ömie Artists.