Delissa Walker, (Kuku Yalanji), Dilly Bag with Black Palm and Red Raffia, 2019
Delissa Walker is an exciting young artist who has taken on the skilful ‘kakan’ basket weaving synonymous with Kuku Yalanji culture and her grandmother Ngadijina Wilma Walker.
“Nana Walker taught me how to weave when I was little and she taught lots of other people in Mossman too.
But I’m one of the only people who is working with the black palm which I harvest from up home and near Mum’s place at Cow Bay in the Daintree. For every palm I take I plant another as they can take 30 years to be ready"