Hand woven string bag bilum – Purple and red geometric pattern

$45.00

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This beautiful and unique natural fibre string bag was handcrafted using traditional methods in a Mekeo village in Papua New Guinea. The bilum (30cm X 25cm) is decorated with traditional motifs, with a purple and red geometric pattern on one side and a simple green stripe on the other.

These bilums are very sturdy and long lasting, made of fibre harvested from the Minaka plant which grows near the village.

Bilums are an essential part of village culture, used for carrying everything from sunglasses, wallets, water bottles and personal items in the smaller bags, to fruit and vegetables, firewood and even babies in the larger ones 🐣

100% of profit and beyond from this sale will directly support the the women of Inauaia village in Papua New Guinea. It will help to pay for education, eliminate poverty and support their traditional handcrafts.

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Bilums and handcrafts of Papua New Guinea. We provide the means for the women of a Mekeo speaking village in Papua New Guinea, to sell their hand-woven bilums or string bags.

All proceeds of sales are returned to the makers of the bilums. Each bilum is unique, and is carefully crafted following traditional techniques and patterns that have been handed down through the generations. Some bilums are made using natural fibres that have been sourced from local plants, while others are made using modern acrylic fibres.

The bilums traditionally have been used to carry firewood, coconuts, fruit, vegetables and even babies! They are strong and durable. We are also now selling bracelets and necklaces that have been made in the village too. These are hand-made using local seeds and shells, or with plastic beads.

When you buy a bilum or some jewelry from Mekeo Handcrafts, know that you are supporting the women of Inauaia, who have very few, if any other sources of income. The money earned from selling bilums and jewelry is often used to buy food, medicines and to pay for educational expenses of children.

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