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One of Twelve

Bilum Natural Fibre Bag 8

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.’

Artist: Unkown


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Year: 2021

Dimensions: 29 height, 48 width, 84 handle cm