Fashion Friday Fix- Bilum & Bilas

June 19, 2015


MADANG BILUMS

Hi Lovelies,

Hope you have all had a good week and looking forward to the weekend?!

This week's #fashionfridayfix Is still within the South Pacific region

Bilum & Bilas is a social enterprise that sells an exotic collection of hand crafted goods, fairly traded bilums, jewelry and homewares made by local artisans in Papua New Guinea. I discovered this company just over a year ago on Instagram, and fell completely in love with all the colourful designs of the bilum bag's and more importantly, I really admired what this company is trying to achieve for the women of Papua New Guinea. 

Here are some of my favourite items from their Facebook page Bilum & Bilas;


A LADY HAND WEAVING A BILUM
A Bilum, is a hand woven bag made from string. Traditionally the string used to make the bag, is made from plant materials. Bilum are used to carry all sorts, kinda like our version of a shopper bag. Locals use the bag to carry their shopping, personal items and even their babies!

THE APERAK BABY BILUM
hAISI- HAND WOVEN BUKA BASKET
SOME OF THEIR JEWELLERY COLLECTION
The necklaces are traditionally made of plant fibres and adorned with pig tusk and different shell types.

ERAVE TRAY- WICKER WARE
NARAK BILUM



I hope you have discovered something new here from this post and that I have brought a little ray of sunshine to your day, with these beautiful photo's from the island of Papua New Guinea.
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!
Till next time

xx


Photo Credits- Bilum & Bilas

If you want to learn more about this company and see the full collection, you can follow the links below;









































































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