Large Zig Zag Design

  • The Steps pattern is inspired by a woman's daily journey up the mountain steps. Everyday she comes down the steps to collect water and the things that she needs to sustain her family. She carries them back up to her house on the mountain side, sometimes walking alone and sometimes with friends. They share stories and laugh, bringing joy to a task that would otherwise be hard.
  • 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.

41cm wide
39cm high
85cm strap

This Bilum was lovingly woven by Elsa Kavin in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Elsa, 34, lives with her family in Goroka. She is the sole income earner in her extended family and takes care of six people, including supporting her younger sisters children's school fees. Elsa has been weaving since she was young, a craft learned from her mother, and today she has made the vibrant snake pattern her signature. 

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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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