Bilum & Bilas - Earth Leather Strap Bag
A handy hold-all bilum bag, handcrafted by artisans in Papua New Guinea.
These beautiful, hand knotted and traditional Bilums are leather strapped, giving a robust and modern look to a design which has been produced in PNG for generations.
Originating from the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, the string used to hand weave this beautiful piece is meticulously handcrafted from natural fibres produced using ancient processing techniques. The colours in the patterns are made from ‘ples dye’, traditional dyes made from local ingredients.
Produced and distributed by Bilum & Bilas - a Papua New Guinean social enterprise which supports female artisans to develop a wider market for their crafts and improve their livelihoods. A bilum is an iconic Papua New Guinean string bag which holds deep cultural and emotional significance. Bilas is decoration and adornment used throughout PNG to celebrate diversity and express ones culture.
Sizes vary, and are roughly 50cm width, 35 cm depth.
Used traditionally to transport large and heavy loads, the woven design allows for an enormous capacity, while retaining strength.
Delivery costs are calculated at checkout and include the total weight of items within an order.
Orders are posted Mon - Weds. Standard post to Australian addresses will arrive within 5 - 7 working days from dispatch date.
For international delivery, please allow an additional 14 days