Lik Lik Bilum

 

  • The Skin Pik design is local to Goroka and symbolizes 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 100% wool yarn using traditional weaving techniques.
  • Small size body and long strap length.
  • Adornments sold separately.

15cm wide
17cm high
116cm strap

Artisan weaver Elsa Kavin, 32, lives with her family in the Bena Bena valley near Fanuifa 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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