Natural Fibre Bilum Bag

$310.00 AUD
Distributeur Project Two Mile

Natural Fibre Bilum Bag

  • This bilum bag is hand-woven from 100% natural fibre sourced from the bark of a special tree from the surrounding vegetation.
  • Dyed using wild berries, fruits and roots.
  • The process of making a natural fibre bilum is painstaking and takes many weeks.
  • Shrub barks are beaten into loose stripes and are dried in the sun.
  • The dried strips are then twisted by placing the fibres on the weaver's thigh and are rolled in a backward and forward motion with their hands to form long threads.
  • The threads are then woven into bilums using a traditional weaving technique.
  • Bilums are very versatile  and expandable.
  • Each bilum has a story and the patterns are a visual language and authentic to the women who weave them.

Dimensions:

  • 56cm shoulder strap
  • 53cm high
  • 72cm wide

These bilums  help to support the local weavers and their families to have a stable income.