Bilum & Bilas Selina Bag

$199.00

Or make 4 interest-free payments of $49.75 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

  • Bilum & Bilas Selina Bag
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Bilum & Bilas Selina Bag

$199.00

Or make 4 interest-free payments of $49.75 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

Available to order until 18 September - Delivery is mid November 2019. xo


Bilum & Bilas
 is a PNG based social enterprise that supports female artisans develop a wider market for their crafts and improve their livelihoods. Focussing on developing beautiful, meaningful and versatile pieces for the contemporary woman, whilst retaining the traditional weaving techniques and natural fibres used in bilum.
 

Meaning: A bilum is an iconic Papua New Guinean string bag holding deep cultural and emotional significance. Bilas is decoration and adornment used throughout Papua New Guinea to celebrate diversity and express ones culture.

Materials: This range uses two heritage fibres; the rappa and mungus plants. Bilum & Bilas cultivate, harvest and hand process their own eco-friendly plant fibres to make the bilum strings used in designs. This bilum string is then woven using customary looping techniques to create the unique components within the designs, before being combined with precious and semi-precious metals to create the final pieces.

Selina Bag Size & Design Notes: 
- Height is 20cm and Diameter is 20cm
- Leather strap measures 95cm
- Handcrafted using a traditional indigenous Papua New Guinea fibre called Mungus
- Tan leather strap
- Brass stud detailing

- Extra Notes: 
- Each piece is handmade to order, so measurements are approximate. 
- Fibres in your piece may naturally change colour with wear. Avoid getting your piece wet, or exposing to moisture, make-up, lotions or perfumes as damage may occur. 

For more information on Bilum & Bilus please Email us or call on (02) 9368 1423

  • Good Day Girl Sizing

    Our limited edition clothing is made to order in women's standard sizes 6 - 18. Alexia and Sophie are on hand to discuss your sizing needs - we can even measure your size against the style you like! Contact us on 02-9368 1423  or style@gooddaygirl.com.au

    The following measurements are your body measurements.

    AUSTRALIAN 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
    BUST

    81-83CM 

    86-88CM 

    91-93CM

    96-98CM 

    101-103CM 

    106-108CM

    111-113CM

    LOW WAIST

    70CM

    75CM 

    80CM 

    85CM

    90CM

    95CM

    100CM

    HIP

    89-91CM

    94-96CM

    99-101CM

    104-106CM

    109-111CM

    114-116CM

    119-121CM


    Good Day Girl International Size Guide

    For our international Good Day Girls, please refer to the following sizing conversions.

     AUSTRALIA  8  10  12  14  16
     FRANCE  36  38  40  42  44
     ITALY  40  42  44  46  48
     JAPAN  7  9  11  13  15
     UK  8  10  12  14  16
     USA  4  6  8  10  12

     

    How To Measure

    The secret here is to wrap the tape measure around not too tight and not too loose.

    • Bust - place the tape measure under your arms, and bring both ends to the front. Position the tape measure on the back across the shoulder blades and on the fullest part of the chest. 
    • Low Waist - Use the tape to circle your waist just below your belly button. Keep relaxed - not sucking in the tummy!
    • Hip - This is the fullest area of the bottom at the top of the leg, place the tape measure around your bottom and bring to the front.