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Close up on opening of a plain natural fibre bilum.
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Flat lay of natural fibre plain bilum.
Koiari Bilum 131222

Koiari Bilum 131222


Regular price $249.00 AUD Sale price$199.20 AUD Save $49.80 AUD
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Tax included.
A work of functional art and beauty to add depth and meaning to your style. This authentic Papua New Guinean bilum bag created with the same time-honoured techniques and process used through the centuries, will deeply connect you to a profound cultural heritage still strong today.


Meticulously handcrafted from the natural fibre of the Tulip Tree native to the region, the accents and patterns within the bilum are representations of clan and are passed down from one generation of women to the next.
  • Handcrafted by female artisans in PNG
  • Hand foraged natural fibres
  • Ancient weaving techniques passed down through generations of women
  • Preserves traditional skills
  • Depth of bag 29cm

  • Height of strap 43cm

  • Width 40cm
Each Bilum is unique and designed to stretch so measurements are approximate

  • Tulip Tree Fibre - Organic hand foraged and processed

  • All natural/organic dye
Handwoven by Sonia Naime from Koiari in Central Province

  • Comes in a Bilum & Bilas dust bag

  • Social enterprise and provenance certificate included


IMPORTANT 

Due to the handmade process used to create your piece, imperfections can occur adding to the charm of your piece. Some natural softening and colour change may occur over time. 

We keep stock of our popular items and order fulfilment usually takes one week. 

Occasionally a piece may need to be made to order. If this is the case with your order, you will be advised within a day. This will usually only add an additional week to our standard order fulfilment period of one week plus shipping. If you require an item urgently, please email info@bilumandbilas.com prior to placing your order to confirm the lead time.

SHIPPING WITHIN AUSTRALIA

  • We ship orders using Australia Post.
  • For Australian orders, customers are given the option of standard or express shipping at checkout.
  • Standard Shipping - $10 AUD (1-5 business days from dispatch)
  • Express shipping - $14 AUD (1-2 business days from dispatch)
  • Once your order has been dispatched (standard order fulfilment is one week from placing your order), you will receive an email confirming shipment and tracking details. 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (*Excluding PNG)

  • All International orders are sent via Auspost International Express at a flat rate of $35 AUD.
  • Depending on your location, International shipments arrive in approximately 2-10 business days from dispatch date.
  • A signature upon delivery is required.
  • Shipping to the following locations is also currently unavailable due to postal restrictions – Korea, Algeria, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Syria and Russia.
  • Please note that Australia Post uses National postal services at the destination country. If you prefer a door to door courier option please email info@bilumandbilas.com to discuss options

*SHIPPING WITIHN PNG

  • We currently only offer ‘collect in person’ for online orders within PNG. Collections can be made from our studio in Port Moresby. Please select 'collect in person' at checkout and email info@bilumandbilas.com to arrange a suitable time for collection. 
  • Domestic shipping within PNG via Fedex PNG can be arranged directly with our studio. Please email info@bilumandbilas.com to get a quote and arrange shipping.

INTERNATIONAL TAXES & DUTIES

  • Please be aware that if you are purchasing online from outside of PNG or Australia, you may be charged customs duties and taxes. These duties and taxes are not included in the price of the goods and are not included in the overall shipping cost. 
  • Bilum & Bilas is not responsible for any duties and taxes which may be applied by customs in the country where delivery is made. The responsibility for any custom duties, foreign taxes or other fees which may be imposed rest with the customer. 
  • Bilum & Bilas are legally required to declare the full dollar value paid on the international shipments and must include an invoice for customs should they require it. 
  • We do not refund shipping costs for customers that reject their packages upon arrival for failure to pay duty fees.
  • For further information, we recommend contacting your local customs office.

 

 

CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY

Due to the handmade process and traditional fibres used in each piece, imperfections are normal and natural softening and colour change may occur overtime.

  • Extend the life of your jewellery by keeping it dry
  • Clean the metal of your piece with a soft dry cloth after every wear
  • Store your piece in a sealed box away from direct sunlight and humidity
  • Remove when showering, swimming or exercising
  • Avoid contact with make-up, sunscreen, lotions, perfumes or hairspray
  • Avoid contact with pale colour clothes as dyes used in your piece may not be colour fast
  • For sterling silver pieces – clean with a soft silver polish cloth carefully avoiding the natural fibres within the piece
  • For yellow and rose gold filled and brass pieces – clean with a soft polish cloth carefully avoiding the natural fibres within the piece


For any further information or advice on how best to care for your piece please contact our team via info@bilumandbilas.com