Bilum is a Papua New Guinean pidgin word for string bag. Bilums are hand weave through looping technique in Papua New Guinea especially by women. Bilums have wide range of uses, from shopping, storing and carrying personal items or even for wall decoration in the house. Different provinces have their own style of weaving bilums.

The bilums listed here are from various provinces of Papua New Guinea and they are authentically handmade. We do not sell any fake Chinese stuff on this site.

The bilums we sell are made from three materials which include tree bark string, cotton and nylon string.

Traditional strings of billums are weaved out from tree bark that was extracted and undergo several processes to make strings to knit bilums. These bilums are listed under traditional bilum tab. Recently cotton and nylon strings are used to weave bilums.

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