Block Design 2822

  • The Block design tells the story of how poor women are treated back in the village.
    When the women come together to feast, those of lower status are given only squares of the pig’s skin. The Skin Pik bilum design is a fierce reclamation of this powerful cultural symbol.
  • This Bilum is handwoven from acrylic and wool yarn as well as upcycled knitwear using traditional weaving techniques.
  • Large size body and medium strap length.
  • Adornments sold separately.

    39cm wide
    34cm high
    84cm strap

    This Bilum was lovingly woven by Tama Jackson. Tama lives with her husband and son in Fanuifa, a small village in Goroka. Tama uses the income she earns from Bilum to support her family and provide schooling for her son. Her signature pattern is the Kundu design woven in vibrant hues.

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    To clean bag, remove pom pom and tassel, cold machine wash and line dry.

    * Adornments sold separately

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