The islanders produce some of the best known artifacts found in major hotels and meeting venues in Lae city and elsewhere.
Tami carvings are found in all possible artifact shops and market places in the province, including major events such as the annual Morobe Show.
They have become tourism products over the years for visitors and those going finish.
But islanders say they aren’t getting enough from their products, which take up a lot of energy, time and skills.
Francis Puta, says besides fishing, artifacts form a large part of their income.