Every bilum tells a story

Bilum bags are not just gorgeous accessories, there is a story in every piece. The bilum designs symbolise aspects of the women's daily lives: fertility, animals, guns, poker machines, computers and even Two Minute noodles. When you get married your mother weaves you a diamond design Bilum, when you own a piece of land you receive a mountain design. Each bag embodies a storytelling tradition that is literally woven into the fabric.

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