Bilum dress

A bilum dress for Nauru’s First Lady

This dress is a full deep-navy blue in length, with a single yellow stripe across the waist line.

Interestingly, it comes accompanied with a lady’s bilum of similar colour, but an additional feature; a white star.

Smilingly, Andamali reveals that this has been woven for the wife of Nauru’s president. It is the flag of the Republic of Nauru.

Andamali admits the dress was promised for Nauru’s first lady Louisa Waqa last September, during her visit to Port Moresby with the wives of other Pacific Islands leaders during the Pacific Islands Forum meeting.