Bilums in PNG by Briar Jensen

Bilums Bags for sale at Koki Market, National Capital District, Port Moresby, Papua News Guinea.

Beautiful work, made with the simplest of materials. Learn how these women do it and how bilum pieces are part of the Papua New Guinea culture.  Continue reading →

Beautiful work, made with the simplest of materials. Learn how these women do it and how bilum pieces are part of the Papua New Guinea culture.

This traditional bilum has been modernised by blending plain and coloured natural fibres to create a unique pattern. The 'bush' rope used to weave the bilum is made from 100% natural fibre using the traditional technique of hand rolling plant fibres into twine over the knee. The process is carried out by women who then use natural materials such as berries, leaves and muds to dye the fibres, before weaving them into bilums of many different sizes and patterns. Each pattern tells...

This traditional bilum has been modernised by blending plain and coloured natural fibres to create a unique pattern. The 'bush' rope used to we.

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