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.’