Bilum from the Eastern highlands are distinct in their use of colour; fibre is sourced from surrounding vegetation including the Sisal Plant and Tulip Tree, laboriously beaten and processed into string and then woven. Weavers expertly utilise natural dyes from plants ochres and berries to tell rich stories through the pattern and colour they choose.
The traditional knowledge used to make this bilum is handed down through the generations, most learning from a young age the art of bilum. Each bilum can take up to 6 weeks to make.
Each piece is completely unique and has been created using natural materials.
This bag measures 48 cm wide x 42 cm high and the strap measures 36 cm high, it also comes with a natural colour rafia tassel and pom.