Welcome to our store of Bilums, which supports women weaving and living in remote areas of PNG.
Nu4U has partnered with Maula PNG as their Australian connection to help provide greater exposure for these amazing craftswomen.
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.
Made from natural fibers such as sisal, hemp, or pandanus leaves, bilums have more recently been made from wool.
Designed and made to have multiple uses, these string bags, make themselves a must have item.
Used traditionally, the bilum can:
Used currently, the bilum can: