Cotton Bilums

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 different provinces of Papua New Guinea. Traditionally  strings are weaved out from tree bark and undergo several processes to make strings to knit bilums. The bilums you find in our shop are either made from Traditional tree bark, Cottons as well as nylon strings.

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