Kakan (Dilly Bag) – Black Palm
Made from locally foraged black palm, the basket is woven using the traditional kakan technique learnt from Delissa’s grandmother, Ngadijina Wilma Walker. This is an extension of important cultural practices passed on through her matrilineal family. Traditionally these baskets were used for carrying gathered foods, as well as babies. The knotting technique she uses in her weaving is also used in her contemporary jewellery pieces and open weave mats.
Woven black palm from Daintree Rainforest.
50cm L X 20cm W x 11.5cm
Delissa Walker was born in 1990 in Cairns, Queensland, and grew up in the region of Mossman and the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland.
Meet the Artist
Delissa Walker is a Kuku Yalanji Master Weaver based in Cairns, Far North Queensland.