Rachel Puruntatameri

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Jurrupi (Jessie River)
Dance: Narringari (Magpie goose)
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Rachel was born in Milikapiti. Her husband was Murrunungumirri (Paddy Freddy Puruntatameri) a senior Tiwi carver and Culture man. 

Together with Murrunungumirri Rachel raised 5 children. She now has many grandchildren and some great grandchildren that she teaches Tiwi Culture to.

She was a sewer at the women’s centre before starting her career as an artist at Jilamara.

Rachel is a well respected senior woman in the Milikapiti community, and one of the few who still weaves pandanus and can still sing the old songs required for yoi (dancing).

Artworks by Rachel Puruntatameri

Pukumani Pole Design - Print - Rachel Puruntatameri

Pukumani Pole Design

167-14-3/5

$173

Rachel Puruntatameri

31 x 15cm, linocut
Jilamara - Stringybark Painting - Rachel Puruntatameri

Jilamara

189-18

$345

Rachel Puruntatameri

53 x 14cm, natural ochres on ironwood
Jilamara - Painting - Rachel Puruntatameri

Jilamara

5-18

$230

Rachel Puruntatameri

45 x 45cm, natural ochres on canvas
Makatinga - Painting - Rachel Puruntatameri

Makatinga

218-18

$207

Rachel Puruntatameri

53 x 10cm, natural ochres on stringybark
Parlingarri jilamara - Bark Painting - Rachel Puruntatameri

Parlingarri jilamara

109-18

$431

Rachel Puruntatameri

120 x 15cm, natural ochres on stringybark
Nginingilawa ngirimimpi - Bark Painting - Rachel Puruntatameri

Nginingilawa ngirimimpi

190-18

$288

Rachel Puruntatameri

55 x 17cm, natural ochres on strigy bark