Jeanelle Mamarika is an accomplished weaver and was taught by her aunty Edith Mamarika. Jeanelle likes weaving with mangkurrkwa (pandanus), the old ways just like her ancestors. Jeanelle has participated in several Country to Couture’s and her most recent design from the 2020 show was acquired by Charles Darwin University.
“I love to make the basket with pandanus. We are doing two ways, old ways and new ways. But I stick to the old ways. The pandanus one, old people using the pandanus making baskets. I need to stick on the old ways with the pandanus and making the baskets”.
“Pandanus is my favourite thing, I make everything with pandanus.”
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