‘Bilum Meri’ continues to promote PNG bilums overseas

Florence Jaukae Kamel, also Known as ‘bilum meri’ is currently in Sydney, Australia, participating in the annual Maketi Ples Exhibition.

This two week exhibition is one that introduces a wide range of contemporary and traditional Pacific Island works of art to an Australian audience of consumers, designers, retailers and importers.

Florence is a long time participant, who started since the establishment of the exhibition in 2011 by Pacific Islands Trade and Invest (PTI).

The exhibition has been held yearly for the last six years, giving Florence the opportunity to feature her contemporary bilum work.

This year is no different and has been a very busy two weeks for the bilum meri.

Florence told Loop PNG that she is with a few other Papua New Guinean women, Barbra Pagasa from Mt Hagen and Apelia from Southern Highlands Province who are doing baskets.

The featured bilum work exhibited at Maketi Ples comes from communities in Omie, Giluwe, Hagen and Telefomin.

The exhibition also featured some of the most exciting contemporary visual art, textiles and artisan works, with a strong representation of women from around the region.

Picture: Pacific Islands Trade and Invest (PTI).



Gloria Bauai