Who: Benjiman Where: Port Moresby  “Where are you going?”  “I’m on my way back from meeting my Father for breakfast.”  “Where is your bilum from?” “It was gifted from a friend who is from the Wigman tribe in Hela Province.”  “How long have you had your bilum for?” “I have this one for 2 years.”  “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s just the right size for carrying my food and snacks.”

Who: Benjiman Where: Port Moresby “Where are you going?” “I’m on my way back from meeting my Father for breakfast.” “Where is your bilum from?” “It was gifted from a friend who is from the Wigman tribe in Hela Province.” “How long have you had your bilum for?” “I have this one for 2 years.” “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s just the right size for carrying my food and snacks.”

Who: Theresa  Where: Sydney  “Tekori who’s a trusted employee of PJV (Porgera Joint Venture Mine) gave this bilum to me from his wife in 1995. The kind gesture meant so much to me, that I treasured the bilum. I only decorated my home with it and later kept it in my car to keep my Holy Water and potpourri. On the 13th of February 2016 I decided to use it for the first time for a PNG Catholic picnic at Pauline Monastery. “

Who: Theresa Where: Sydney “Tekori who’s a trusted employee of PJV (Porgera Joint Venture Mine) gave this bilum to me from his wife in 1995. The kind gesture meant so much to me, that I treasured the bilum. I only decorated my home with it and later kept it in my car to keep my Holy Water and potpourri. On the 13th of February 2016 I decided to use it for the first time for a PNG Catholic picnic at Pauline Monastery. “

Who: Mercy  Where: Port Moresby    “Where are you going?”   “I’m walking to work. I’m a receptionist at a hotel gym.”   “Where is your bilum from?”   “I complimented a friend who was wearing it and in return she gave it to me as a gift.”   “How long have you had your bilum for?”   “I have it for 2 years.”   “What do you like best about your bilum?”   “I love the colour combination.”   “Just a guess, but are you a Brisbane Broncos fan?”   “Yes!”

Who: Mercy Where: Port Moresby “Where are you going?” “I’m walking to work. I’m a receptionist at a hotel gym.” “Where is your bilum from?” “I complimented a friend who was wearing it and in return she gave it to me as a gift.” “How long have you had your bilum for?” “I have it for 2 years.” “What do you like best about your bilum?” “I love the colour combination.” “Just a guess, but are you a Brisbane Broncos fan?” “Yes!”

Who: Janet Where: Port Moresby  “Where are you going?” “I’m on my lunch break from my work.”  “Where is your bilum from?” “It’s a gift from my dad. My auntie made it especially for me.”  “How long have you had your bilum for?” “My dad gave it to me yesterday.”  “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s special because it’s a gift from my dad and I love it because it’s really comfortable to wear.”

Who: Janet Where: Port Moresby “Where are you going?” “I’m on my lunch break from my work.” “Where is your bilum from?” “It’s a gift from my dad. My auntie made it especially for me.” “How long have you had your bilum for?” “My dad gave it to me yesterday.” “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s special because it’s a gift from my dad and I love it because it’s really comfortable to wear.”

Who: Marie Where: Sydney  “I love this bilum because it hails from the Sepik Region of Papua New Guinea. It was given to my daughter Noella as a birthday present. I decided to borrow it one day to carry stuff in, it was weighed down with knick knacks so my husband decided to carry it for me. A rare sight to see, but a beautiful gesture on his part.”

Who: Marie Where: Sydney “I love this bilum because it hails from the Sepik Region of Papua New Guinea. It was given to my daughter Noella as a birthday present. I decided to borrow it one day to carry stuff in, it was weighed down with knick knacks so my husband decided to carry it for me. A rare sight to see, but a beautiful gesture on his part.”

Who: Benjiman Where: Port Moresby  “Where are you going?”  “I’m on my way back from meeting my Father for breakfast.”  “Where is your bilum from?” “It was gifted from a friend who is from the Wigman tribe in Hela Province.”  “How long have you had your bilum for?” “I have this one for 2 years.”  “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s just the right size for carrying my food and snacks.”

Who: Benjiman Where: Port Moresby “Where are you going?” “I’m on my way back from meeting my Father for breakfast.” “Where is your bilum from?” “It was gifted from a friend who is from the Wigman tribe in Hela Province.” “How long have you had your bilum for?” “I have this one for 2 years.” “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s just the right size for carrying my food and snacks.”

Who: Marie Where: Sydney  “The bilum bag is carried with absolute pride by me.  It represents my identity and who I am, wherever I may be. This particular one is a favourite of mine because I chose the colours of the wool and also the length and size of how I wanted it to be. I have a few which were made by my late sister in law (Veronica) including this one and they are my most treasured bilums.”

Who: Marie Where: Sydney “The bilum bag is carried with absolute pride by me. It represents my identity and who I am, wherever I may be. This particular one is a favourite of mine because I chose the colours of the wool and also the length and size of how I wanted it to be. I have a few which were made by my late sister in law (Veronica) including this one and they are my most treasured bilums.”

Who: Eileen  Where: Sydney   “Carrying one of my favourite PNG Bilum bag with pride. This cross shoulder bilum has sentimental value as it was hand woven by my mother. It's a multipurpose bilum bag as it can be used to carry and rock babies to sleep and also to carry lots of other items such as groceries, beach towels only to name a few.”

Who: Eileen Where: Sydney “Carrying one of my favourite PNG Bilum bag with pride. This cross shoulder bilum has sentimental value as it was hand woven by my mother. It's a multipurpose bilum bag as it can be used to carry and rock babies to sleep and also to carry lots of other items such as groceries, beach towels only to name a few.”

Who: Theresa  Where: Sydney  “Tekori who’s a trusted employee of PJV (Porgera Joint Venture Mine) gave this bilum to me from his wife in 1995. The kind gesture meant so much to me, that I treasured the bilum. I only decorated my home with it and later kept it in my car to keep my Holy Water and potpourri. On the 13th of February 2016 I decided to use it for the first time for a PNG Catholic picnic at Pauline Monastery. “

Who: Theresa Where: Sydney “Tekori who’s a trusted employee of PJV (Porgera Joint Venture Mine) gave this bilum to me from his wife in 1995. The kind gesture meant so much to me, that I treasured the bilum. I only decorated my home with it and later kept it in my car to keep my Holy Water and potpourri. On the 13th of February 2016 I decided to use it for the first time for a PNG Catholic picnic at Pauline Monastery. “

Who: Janet Where: Port Moresby “Where are you going?” “I’m on my lunch break from my work.” “Where is your bilum from?” “It’s a gift from my dad. My auntie made it especially for me.” “How long have you had your bilum for?” “My dad gave it to me yesterday.” “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s special because it’s a gift from my dad and I love it because it’s really comfortable to wear.”

Who: Janet Where: Port Moresby “Where are you going?” “I’m on my lunch break from my work.” “Where is your bilum from?” “It’s a gift from my dad. My auntie made it especially for me.” “How long have you had your bilum for?” “My dad gave it to me yesterday.” “What do you like best about your bilum?” “It’s special because it’s a gift from my dad and I love it because it’s really comfortable to wear.”

Who: Mercy  Where: Port Moresby    “Where are you going?”   “I’m walking to work. I’m a receptionist at a hotel gym.”   “Where is your bilum from?”   “I complimented a friend who was wearing it and in return she gave it to me as a gift.”   “How long have you had your bilum for?”   “I have it for 2 years.”   “What do you like best about your bilum?”   “I love the colour combination.”   “Just a guess, but are you a Brisbane Broncos fan?”   “Yes!”

Who: Mercy Where: Port Moresby “Where are you going?” “I’m walking to work. I’m a receptionist at a hotel gym.” “Where is your bilum from?” “I complimented a friend who was wearing it and in return she gave it to me as a gift.” “How long have you had your bilum for?” “I have it for 2 years.” “What do you like best about your bilum?” “I love the colour combination.” “Just a guess, but are you a Brisbane Broncos fan?” “Yes!”

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