These bilums carry a story of humble beginnings. Being handwoven in small villages across Mt Hagen and Goroka, Papua New Guinea to the world community where you see it today.
These bright and boldly coloured bilums are unique and handwoven from wool and acrylic yarn. The yarn is twisted together across the naked thighs of female artisans in order to ensure a tight weave which will stand the test of time. Like their natural fibre counterparts, these bilums can also take several weeks to complete.
The women rely on the income generated by each bilum sale to provide their families with access to healthcare, eduction and food.