Linda-Grace Savari (Majaré)

duvahe (Chief) of Evorajé clan women


Born: c.1962, Kinado village (Gora), Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Language Group: Ömie
Clan: Evorajé
Lives and works: Anahobehi village (Gora), Oro Province, Papua New Guinea
Medium: natural pigments on nioge (women's barkcloth skirts)



Linda-Grace has been painting for Ömie Artists since 2009. Her mother was Horéja of Gora village (Saro’ore clan) and her father was Buré’i of Gorabuna village (Sahuoté clan). She is married to Sylvester Savari, the son of artist Fate Savari from whom she was taught to paint. Linda-Grace and Sylvester have five children. As the duvahe (Chief) of Evorajé clan women Linda-Grace has the authority to paint uehorëro - her own wisdom. mahuva’ojé - the pig’s footprint and nyoni han’e - fern leaves are common subjects as well as a myriad of sor’e - tattoo designs.


Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK