Managing Director of Jaukae Bilum Products, is a well-respected bilum artist and founder of the Bilum Festival. She has been at the forefront of the rapidly growing reinterpretation of the twist and loop technique into a contemporary art form – billum-wear. During Maketi Ples 2011,bilum-wear exhibited and created by Florence was recognised as an important statement of gender empowerment by the Australian Museum and was acquired by the museum for its Pacific Collections.
Florence Kamel explains her contribution to the art project DEUTSCH 1914 / PAPUA NIUGINI 2014: „This is a „Bilum“, a traditional bag, as we use it in our country. I changed the design a little bit: One side shows a city man, the other side a village man…“ Exerpt of a video talk, recorded in Goroka.