These stunning bilums have been handwoven by the women of the Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea using the knowledge passed down from generation to generation.
The natural twine used to weave these bilums goes through a painstaking process to be what you see here today. It starts life off as a plant and then needs to be sourced, beaten, stripped and dried before it is hand rolled using traditional techniques across the bare thighs of the women.
Being handwoven, every bilum is unique and can take several months to complete.
Please note: There are no imperfections, the differences are simply the journey and story of the bilum and it's weaver.