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Handwoven Bilum Bag - Sepik Design - Charcoal

Handwoven Bilum Bag - Sepik Design - Charcoal

Regular price $191.00 USD
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This bilum is handwoven in PNG. 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.

Small body and small strap length.

34cm wide
25cm high
50cm strap

To clean bag, hang in direct sunlight for a couple of hours and then shake out. 

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.

Through its trade of Bilum, Among Equals is dedicated to improving the communities' wellbeing, including funding and construction the Blue Haus, a safe shelter for the weavers to come together, learn and weave.

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