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Kids’ bucket hat

There will be no wails of “where’s my hat?” when you gift this Barata kids’ bucket hat, made with an ad­justable chin strap, to the lit­tle one in your life. The de­sign is in­spired by the bilums of East Sepik Prov­ince and with ev­ery pur­chase your money is go­ing to a good cause. Each year Barata uses some of its profits to run SUMATIN, a pro­gram where stu­dents across Lae get a chance to take part in spell­ing bees, de­bates and public speak­ing with chil­dren from other schools.

PGK105; barat­apng.com.

Lewa neck­lace

The Lewa neck­lace uses an ad­justable leather cord to show­case nat­u­ral fi­bre ‘ bilum beads’ in­ter­spersed with sil­ver or gold-plated brass beads, so it’s cus­tomis­able de­pend­ing on your pref­er­ence. The mas­ter weavers from Bilum & Bi­las cul­ti­vate, har­vest and hand process their own eco-friendly plant fi­bres to make the

bilum strings used in their de­signs. PGK400; bilumand­bi­las.com.

Fringed cush­ion

In­spired by the tra­di­tional grass skirts of their cul­ture, fe­male weavers from the re­mote Tro­briand Is­lands have hand-wo­ven these beau­ti­ful 60x60cm fringed cush­ions. The neu­tral, slightly golden, colour means they can be matched with brightly hued couches, or white ‘Scandi-style’ bedrooms, and still make a style state­ment. PGK660; con­sid­ered­byreal.com.

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