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One of Twelve

Bilum By Angelina

One of Twelve is an Australian organisation that showcases the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia Pacific region.

What are Bilums?

Bilums are beautiful, traditional, intricately-woven bags, made by women throughout Papua New Guinea. The bilum technique of twisting and looping string in a rhythmical movement has been passed down through the generations. The process could almost be described as stitching, but in Papua New Guinea it is known by all as ‘bilum.’