Mekeo Bilum

  • The Mekeo Bilums come from the Central Province of Papua New Guinea. 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.

52cm wide
41cm high
73cm strap

Our mission is to empower the weavers of Papua New Guinea by generating life-changing income for marginalised women living in underprivileged settlements in Port Moresby. Each Bilum takes around six weeks to make and communicates life stories through pattern and colour.

From the proceeds the weavers are able to support their families and pay for crucial services such as a school bus which connects students from remote regions to daily learning.

Read more about The Weavers.

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

* Adornments sold separately

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