Papua New Guinean Bilum Bags
Following a long-time love of unique hand-woven Bilum bags from Papua New Guinea, we are so happy to include them as part of our FMO offering. This range has come about through a collaboration with family friend Joy Herea who lives in Port Moresby and supports bilum makers throughout PNG to sell their wares.
Bilum bags are an iconic and integral part of Papua New Guinean culture and the artisanal skill of bilum weaving is passed down by women from generation to generation.
Each bilum is a one-off work of art that can take weeks to weave and brings with it the story and inspiration of daily life and tradition. Each design is an important story telling medium and carries deep symbolic meaning related to past stories, tribes, areas and cultural beliefs.