Skin Pik Design 1885

  • The Skin Pik design is local to Goroka and symbolises when when women came together to eat, those with higher status were treated to finer parts of the pig, the women of lower status were left to wait. The design speaks of independence and empowerment.
  • This Bilum is handwoven from acrylic and wool yarn as well as upcycled knitwear using traditional weaving techniques.
  • medium size body and medium strap length.
  • Adornments sold separately.

60cm wide
26cm high
82cm strap

Artisan weaver Salome Park, 30, is married with five children. Her eldest daughter, Rachel, 13, has started to learn the craft from her mother after school. Salome’s husband is currently setting up a nature park for tourists in Goroka, meanwhile Salome weaves whenever she can to support the family’s income.

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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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