Totem Links Bracelet

By Bilums & Bilas
Regular price $220.00On Sale $99.00

Handcrafted paperclip chain bracelet made from 100% recycled sterling silver. Bracelet measures a classic 19cm/7.5inch. Bracelet fastening is a T-bar toggle designed to feature as the pendant, finished with a silver coin and delicate natural fibre woven disc.

Each and every link in this bracelet chain is handmade by artisans in our studio in PNG. The woven fibre disc embodies the traditional skills involved in bilum weaving.

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

Bilum & Bilas is a PNG-based social enterprise that supports female artisans to develop a wider market for their crafts and improve their livelihoods. 

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 one's culture.

Bilum & Bilas contemporary jewellery is inspired by the beauty and essence of the bilum, and retains the traditional weaving techniques and natural fibres, yet in micro form. Creating intricate representations of bilum technique, streamlines the making process, enabling our small team to optimise production and create stable jobs for Papua New Guinean women with these unique skills and employing female artisans to design, develop and hand craft collections providing guaranteed income and a safe and secure work environment. Artisans receive training in fashion trends and international quality standards, supporting them to produce more competitive designs to build a sustainable business.


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