Sepik Nylon Bilum 2497

  • This Bilum come from the banks of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea.
  • These multipurpose nylon bags are used for carrying garden produce, cradling sleeping babies and ceremonial activities. The beauty of these Bilums is not only in the vibrant colours but also in the skill and dedication required to produce them. It is a true testament to the rich cultural diversity found in Papua New Guinea.
  • Small size body and long strap length.
  • Adornments sold separately.

32cm wide
27cm high
78cm strap

Artisan weaver Lina Singu is a successful hilum weaver and matriarch to her clan. She is from the Sepik River and has one son who has completed his university in engineering. From the income she earns from bilum, Lina has bought land and built a house with electricity. She is a highly creative weaver and wants to open an arts and crafts shop.

Read more about The Weavers.

To clean bag, remove pom pom and tassel, spot clean and lay flat to dry in sun.

* Adornments sold separately

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