Limited Edition Sepik Purse - 1 of 10

  • This is 1/10 of a limited Edition Collection created in collaboration with the Social Outfit. A social enterprise that provides employment and training to people from refugee and new migrant communities via our ethical manufacturing studio and retail store.
  • Bilum from the Sepik are distinct in their weave and style; fibre is sourced from surrounding vegetation including the Sisal and Pandanus plant, laboriously beaten, twisted into string and then woven.
  • Weavers expertly utilise natural dyes made from plants, ochres and berries to enhance their patterns.
  • Adornments: Traditionally used as bilas (decoration and adornment) these unique and beautiful shells can be found throughout Papua New Guinea. They celebrate diversity and ones culture. We have paired them with fibre which is sourced from surrounding vegetation including the Sisal and Pandanus plant. 
  • This purse is lined and features a zipper closure.

29cm wide
17cm high

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. 

Each piece is completely unique and has been created using natural materials. Exposure to harsh sunlight and water may cause damage.

To clean bag; hang in direct sunlight for a couple of hours and then shake out. 

* Adornments sold separately

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