We love seeing how the world interacts with Bilum, as people take the time to connect with it, feel its stories and understand that Bilum is so much more than a bag.
Shared with us by our friend Francoise Holtzmacher.
|Sila Silbol ..........who sells bilums (traditional string bags), accessories, “laplaps”(wrap-around cloths) and other craft at a local craft market in Port Moresby.|
|PNG student leader at Zhejiang Gongshang University Shyriell Wembri in her PNG flag colour bilum outfit with a bilum bag and a bilum hat in China. Image Courtesy of Shyriell Wembri / 2017.|
|A popular bilum pattern from the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Image: Bianca Barry / 2017.|
|A Kundu design bilum from Papua New Guinea, originated from the highlands. Image: BL Burgin Willie / 2017.|
|A collection of PNG bilum variety from the highlands. Image: Samson Sala / 2017.|
|This is a bilum collection owned by Tasha, a young girl from the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Image: Tasha K Pep / 2017.|
|A collection of Wasara Bilums from East Sepik Province. Image: Jen Jen on PNG Kona Market (Facebook Page), 2017.|
|Young girls in traditional attire and with Sepik style bilums. Image: Nicole Morgan / 2017.|
|Spotted in this photograph is the Irish sensational singer and artist Ronan Keating's girlfriend Storm Uechtritz with her Sepik Bilum from Papua New Guinea. Image: www.dailymail.co.uk|
|Baby in the bilum being swung by her sister in Sydney, Australia. |
Image: Arosame Wawe / 2017.
|Sepik girls dressed up in traditional attire with Wasara Bilas bilum. |
Image: Doreen Dii Doenz / 2016.
|Kimberly with a 'bu' soft drink and her bilum walking. Image: Wandařïï Kimberly / 2017.|
|Soniya with her PNG flag bilum. This is one of the many bilums she has in her possession. Image: Shonnyah Snider / 2017.|
|PNG's Deputy Opposition Leader Hon. Sam Basil in Upper Watut in his district on October 9 to deliver an ambulance was presented with a gift of bilum amongst others.|
Image: PANGU Party / 2017.
|One of the many bilums Bianca from Tambul, Western Highlands Province has in her possession. Image: Bianca Barry / 2017.|
|Diana with two of the bilums she has made to sell them at the Goroka Bilum market.|
Image: Jmaio Diana / 2017.