The Paware Collection is one born from a collaboration with Bek + Meri, Australian importer of traditional, handmade Bilums from rural Papua New Guinea. The fibre used in its raw from in this collection, is the same fibre that’s worked into string to make the iconic Bilum (bag).
“Diwai” is made from a double layer of natural, raw and wire-like Bush ‘rop’ or ‘Rimbua’, with intricately knotted jute detail at her centre. Measuring approximately 70cm W x 120cm L, this piece has incredible texture and a rich, earthy colour.
Part of a small collection, as this fibre is sourced directly from rural villages in Papua New Guinea and not readily available. Together, we’re supporting communities and celebrating handmade.