This is a Bilum Bag from the Goroka, Papua New Guinea. Throughout New Guinea and West Papua string bags are essential companions to men, women, and children, protection, and fertility. The flexible, looped net bags called Bilums are made by using hand-spun bark fibers formed into a strong two-ply string. This ornately designed Bilum Bag with chicken feather would have been used only during special occasions, Fancy Time, as to Fancy the person up and show wealth. This was collected in the field and would be a wonderful addition to your home and collection.
Comes on Stand 24 Inches Tall 27.5 Inches Tall on Stand 9.5 Inches Wide 22 Inch Shoulder Strap AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Bilum Bag Woven Fiber Chicken Feather Goroka" is in sale since Friday, May 15, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.