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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.
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.
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.