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One of Twelve

Acrylic Bilum Bag 2

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: Scola Sagive

Bilum Cooperative: Goroka Bilum Weavers 

Province:  Goroka Eastern Highlands 

Material: Acrylic

Year: 2020

Dimensions: 35cm height, 40cm width, 69cm handles

All Bilums come with a card detailing the maker and provenance