The Steps pattern is inspired by a woman's daily journey up the mountain steps. Everyday she comes down the steps to collect water and the things that she needs to sustain her family. She carries them back up to her house on the mountain side, sometimes walking alone and sometimes with friends. They share stories and laugh, bringing joy to a task that would otherwise be hard.
This Bilum is handwoven from acrylic and wool yarn as well as upcycled knitwear using traditional weaving techniques. Large size body and medium strap length.
Hand made raffia pom and tassel in pale pink Hand harvested, crafted and woven in Madagascar from 100% natural fibres
44cm wide 37cm high 80cm strap
Meet the Weaver
This Bilum was lovingly woven by Tama Jackson. Tama lives with her husband and son in Fanuia, a small village in Goroka. Tama uses the income she earns from bilum to support her family and provide schooling for her son. Her signature pattern is the Kundu design woven in vibrant hues.
To clean bag, remove pom pom and tassel, cold machine wash and line dry.
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