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We create a range of eco friendly, marine debris and resin necklaces, bangles, brooches and earrings. We also make some rings, pendants and keyrings.
Most of all we use:
- Marine debris including, but not limited to, ghost netting, marine rope, fishing line, plastics and discarded fishing tackle.
- Endocarps from the Blue Quondong tree, which we grow ourselves.
- Wild bird feathers found wherever a bird leaves them for us.
All of the above are collected, cleaned and sorted by hand with love.
- Recycled wire and beads.
- Stainless Steel findings.
- Bio Resin
The bilum is a traditional, hand woven bag which incorporates a range of different weaves and patterns.
Woven using a twisting or looping technique, bilums have a range of functions, both traditionally and currently.
Having spiritual or symbolic significance, the intricate and unique patterns of a bilum also record events, stories or provenance.
Bilums also play a functional day to day role in village life. They are the ” go to” carry bag for both men and women, though it’s the women who make them.
Made from natural fibers such as feathers, possum fur, sisal, hemp, or pandanus leaves, bilums have more recently been made from wool or cotton.
Designed and made to have multiple uses, these string bags, make themselves a must have item.
Used traditionally, the bilum can:
- Carry food and / or goods by slinging the woven handle over the head or sometimes shoulder for smaller loads.
- Act as a carry bag or hammock for babies.
- Form part of cultural rituals.
- Function in tribal exchanges.
Used currently, the bilum can:
- Act as a shoulder bag due to its long, woven handle.
- Replace the handbag as a fashion accessory
- Carry groceries, replace a plastic bag and also be easily roll or folded away.