Natural Plant Fibre
Plant Fibre Bilum Bag with knot tie shoulder strap.
Beautifully hand-woven from 100% plant fibre. This beautiful, primitive yet modern and versatile bilum offers a stylish bag.
Size – Large
Bilums are expandable and are hard to measure. Please use the image as a sizing reference.
Colour – The colours of the hand-woven fibres are unique and vary due to the nature of the plant reeds. This quality is embraced.
Smell – Hand-woven bilums from natural fibres have a earthy smell due to the weaving process and the environment of origin – this quality is natural and embraced.
Unique to Papua New Guinea
**** PROCESS ****
Bilums from natural fibres are hand-woven using a traditional weaving technique .
The barks, reeds or vines are bitten, dried and are twisted by placing the fibres on the weavers thigh and are rolled in a backward and forward motion with their hands.
The twisted fibres are then hand-woven into bags. This process takes a few months.
Traditionally, bilums were used to transport goods and babies. They are very versatile and can carry huge weights and are expandable .
Each bilum has a story, the designs are a visual language and authentic to the men and women who create them.
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