Thomas Kain

Thomas Kain

Country/Region: Papua New Guinea

Village: Palembei Village

Thomas Kain was born in Palembei Village in 1956. He started to carve when he was 18, learning from his brother and village elders. Thomas particularly enjoys carving masks. A work of his was featured in the documentary film Killerwhale and Crocodile, when it was danced by master carver Joseph Minjan in a ceremony to welcome Coast Salish artist John Marston, when he visited Palembei Village in 2006.

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