This one-of-a-kind Half Diamond Design Bilum by not-for-profit brand Among Equals was lovingly woven by Barbara Pagasa in Mount Hagen in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
The Half Diamond is a traditional pattern associated with a young woman’s journey into adulthood. A girl would weave this design when she reaches the age of puberty.
This Bilum is handwoven from acrylic and wool yarn as well as upcycled knitwear using traditional weaving techniques.
It has a large size body and long strap length.
Each pattern weaves a story of the life of the artisan.
80% Acrylic 20% Wool
Hand made pom and tassel.
Made from wool.
Meet the Weaver:
This Bilum was lovingly woven by Barbara Pagasa. Barbara lives with her husband Michael in Mount Hagen in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. She is a wonderful ambassador and aggregator of Among Equals and also a much-loved group leader and dedicated program coordinator at House Of Hope, a refuge she established for women requiring healthcare. Barbara takes these women in with tremendous compassion, warmth and kindness.
To clean bag, remove pom pom and tassel, cold machine wash and line dry.
Shipping + Returns
Orders are dispatched within 1-3 working days.
We are committed to keeping our delivery costs fair, low and fully transparent.
Free Std Shipping on Orders Over $150*
In order to keep your costs down and our pricing simple, delivery is FREE for ALL NASH + BANKS customers within Australia if you spend $150 or more on full-priced items in one transaction*.
Express Shipping and Click & Collect options also available.
This does not include BULKY ITEMS. You'll either be charged shipping on bulky items at the checkout or we will contact you separately with a freight quote. Please see individual product pages to see if an item is considered BULKY.
*Free shipping does not apply to international orders.
Please refer to our shipping policy for more detail and international shipping rates.
For information about returns, please check our returns policy.
About The Brand
Among Equals was founded by textile designer, Caroline Sherman, in 2015 after she fell in love with the craft of Bilum bags, which were on display at an annual Pacific Trade and Invests show in Sydney.
In 2015, Caroline made her first trip to Papua New Guinea to immerse in the weavers' world and view their annual Bilum Festival held in Goroka. During her travels, she met women from different regions and the idea for the Among Equals endeavour was cemented. Today, the brand works with communities across Papua New Guinea, including the Goroka, Mount Hagen, Telefomin and Madang regions, and is proud to count more than 600 weavers in its fold.
Through its trade of Bilum, Among Equals is dedicated to improving the communities' well-being, including funding and construction of Blue Haus, a safe shelter for the weavers to come together, learn and weave.