Bilums from Papua New Guinea, at Gather. Bilums are handmade bags made out of bush twine (harvested plants & reeds spun into yarn), then dyed with bush fruits, bark and nuts. This is the real gathering culture.
Bilum bag, New Guinea Highlands. These bags are used by both men for anything from carrying babies and belongings to catching fish. Some bags have ceremonial significance such as mourning or coming of age. This particular bag is richly decorated with feathers, different type of shells and glass beads and probably belonged to an important figure such as a great hunter, warrior or sorcerer.
Authentic bilum from Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.The natural twine used to weave this bilum is made by women using traditional techniques of hand rolling local bush plants and trees. The rope is then hand coloured using natural dyes blended from leaves, berries and mud. The techniques and weaving process are very intricate, yet give a beautiful, unique and 100% natural product, so strong it'll last for years.The natural earth tones in this bilum will compliment any outf...
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.”