These stunning bilums have been handwoven by the Highlands women of Papua New Guinea using customary skills passed down from generation to generation.
Each bilum is handwoven perfection. They are standout pieces that have stood the test of time. Bilums are not only handwoven, the fibres used are hand processed - sourcing, stripping, beating of local plants - and the string used in the weaving is formed as the female artisans twist the fibres together across their naked thighs. The process can take weeks-months to complete. The colours are also natural. Achieved through soaking and/or boiling mother natures colourful creations such as berries, tree bark and mud.
There are no imperfections, the differences are simply the journey and story of the bilum and it's weaver.