Natural Bilum 2876

  • The natural fibres are 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.
  • Medium size body and medium length strap
  • The patterns are inspired by the surrounding environment, lineage and life of the artisan.
  • Adornments sold separately. 

42cm wide
38cm high
79cm strap

Artisan weaver Lina Singu is a successful bilum 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.

Due to the natural fibres used, exposure to water and harsh sunlight may cause damage.

To clean bag, hang in direct sunlight for a couple of hours.

* Adornments sold separately

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