Artist | IVY-ROSE SIRIMI

Artist | IVY-ROSE SIRIMI


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by IVY-ROSE SIRIMI of Omie Artists. The title is Uhone Esoe - Traditional String-Bag. [31IRS_0712] (Uhone Tree-Bark Fibre and Natural Pigments)

IVY-ROSE SIRIMI

Uhone Esoe - Traditional String-Bag

Artist’s Statement “My painting designs were passed down to me through the generations - from before my grandmother’s time.†Biography Ivy-Rose is the daughter of the late Chief of Inorajé clan women Filma Rumono who was also a highly-skilled barkcloth painter.

Inorajé is a sub-clan of the Sahuoté clan and their homelands are centred around Jiapa and Duharenu villages.

Ivy-Rose’s father, Bartholomew Dehorumo, is an Ematé clansman from Duharenu village.

Ivy-Rose’s father-in-law Albert Sirimi (Nanati), the Assistant Paramount Chief of Ömie men has also taught her some important traditional Sahuoté clan designs from the Duharenu village area such as mairi’e jeje ijo’oho - the forbidden tree of Lawe’s Parotia.

She feels very fortunate to have inherited such special designs, that are unique to the Jiapa and Duharenu village area, and she speaks of their cultural meaning and significance with great affection..



Artist’s Statement “My painting designs were passed down to me through the generations - from before my grandmother’s time.†Biography Ivy-Rose is the daughter of the late Chief of Inorajé clan women Filma Rumono who was also a highly-skilled barkcloth painter.

Inorajé is a sub-clan of the Sahuoté clan and their homelands are centred around Jiapa and Duharenu villages.

Ivy-Rose’s father, Bartholomew Dehorumo, is an Ematé clansman from Duharenu village.

Ivy-Rose’s father-in-law Albert Sirimi (Nanati), the Assistant Paramount Chief of Ömie men has also taught her some important traditional Sahuoté clan designs from the Duharenu village area such as mairi’e jeje ijo’oho - the forbidden tree of Lawe’s Parotia.

She feels very fortunate to have inherited such special designs, that are unique to the Jiapa and Duharenu village area, and she speaks of their cultural meaning and significance with great affection..