Natural Fibre Highlands Bilum

$280.00 AUD
Distributeur bilumsandbaskets

Natural Fibre Highlands Bilum

  • This bilum is hand-woven from 100% natural fibre sourced from the bark of a special tree from the surrounding vegetation
  • The natural fibre is dyed using turmeric, wild berries and fruits
  • The process of making a natural fibre bilum is painstaking and takes many weeks
  • The 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:

  • 50cm shoulder strap
  • 52cm high
  • 48cm wide

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