Mekeo Bilum

  • These multipurpose  nylon bags are used for carrying garden produce, cradling sleeping babies and ceremonial activities. The beauty of the Mekeo 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.
  • Large size body and medium strap length.
  • Adornments sold separately.

56cm wide
43cm high
75cm strap

This Bilum was lovingly woven by artisan weaver Rosa Hofman, 47, lives with her husband and four children in Fanuifa, a small village in Goroka. She has an infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humour, she is very much a luminous spirit within her community. Rosa’s favourite pattern is the Skin Pig, a vibrant optical design.

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

* Adornments sold separately

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