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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Craft in the Solomon Islands

I did manage to find some beautiful crafty items in the Solomons! Here are some "billums" hanging out ready for sale. Traditionally made in Papua New Guinea by the women, everyone carries these in the Solomons and PNG for shopping, market produce, babies - anything and everything really!


The ladies love sitting around and crocheting these billums which can be made from natural fibres or wool.

This cover was over our table one day - the Sisters of Melanesia made us a special lunch one day and used this table cover. The cross stitching was beautiful and very old the Sisters told me.

More billums hanging in the trees - what a lovely shop this was!


1 comment:

  1. Fiona!
    I love those bags!
    any chance we may be bale to buy those bags from the ladies
    there are gorgeous!
    marianela

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