Artist | RHODA (TUKA) OVIRO

Artist | RHODA (TUKA) OVIRO


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by RHODA (TUKA) OVIRO of Omie Artists. The title is Sisira Esoe - Traditional String-Bag. [1RO_0512] (Paper Mulberry Tree-Bark Fibre and Natural Pigments)

RHODA (TUKA) OVIRO

Sisira Esoe - Traditional String-Bag

Born: 1964, Kinado village (Gora), Oro Province, Papua New Guinea Language Group: Ömie Clan: Dahorurajé (Sidorajé) Lives and works: Savodobehi village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea Medium: natural pigments on nioge (women’s barkcloth skirts) Rhoda’s father, Gama, and mother, Asori, were Ematé clanpeople from the old village of Enopé which was situated between the Jordan and Maruma Rivers.

Her brother is the Chief of Ematé clan men Nathan Gama.

Rhoda’s favourite design she loves to paint is gobibajo’e, the poison bubbles that stun the fish in the river, because it is a very strong design from the time of her ancestors.

Rhoda has seven children..



Born: 1964, Kinado village (Gora), Oro Province, Papua New Guinea Language Group: Ömie Clan: Dahorurajé (Sidorajé) Lives and works: Savodobehi village, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea Medium: natural pigments on nioge (women’s barkcloth skirts) Rhoda’s father, Gama, and mother, Asori, were Ematé clanpeople from the old village of Enopé which was situated between the Jordan and Maruma Rivers.

Her brother is the Chief of Ematé clan men Nathan Gama.

Rhoda’s favourite design she loves to paint is gobibajo’e, the poison bubbles that stun the fish in the river, because it is a very strong design from the time of her ancestors.

Rhoda has seven children..