MADE IN PNG (Continued)
Established in 2010, Annie’s Pottery designs some of PNG’s most unique and contemporary pottery pieces, blending traditional emblems and motifs with practical items. These vases have been created in the shape of PNG’s famed kundu drum, which is mainly used in traditional dances or sing-sings, but everything from mugs to casserole dishes and fruit bowls can be personalised and made into a distinctive gift for family and friends this Christmas. PGK140; visit Annie’s Pottery at Cheshire Disability Services in Port Moresby, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and on request on Saturdays, or email annie’firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Considered by Real’ is determined to see PNG artisans and makers take their rightful place on the world handicrafts stage. Their new Pacific Collection 2020 is bursting with pieces that any stylish home decorator would love to receive. Weavers from Ialibu Province in the Southern Highlands take six weeks to individually craft each bespoke ‘hippie’ chair using junglesourced bark. A muted palette of woven natural fibres creates a chair that is timeless. PGK2200;
Taking a piece of PNG with you when you travel next is easy with the Papua New Guinea Fashion International Emerson travel bag. Expertly crafted in a classic silhouette, the bag is printed with an eye-catching signature design that celebrates the culture and heritage of PNG. Made of high-grade waterproof fabric, it’s durable enough to survive a mountain trek and stylish enough for the streets of Paris. PGK205; find stockists on Instagram @ pngfashioninternational.
These stunning dome earrings are made with 100 per cent recycled sterling silver, which cups a handwoven natural fibre ‘ bilum bead’. A unique gift for anyone who loves fine jewellery, Bilum & Bilas pieces are inspired by the beauty and essence of the bilum and retain their traditional weaving techniques and natural fibres. The PNG-based social enterprise supports female artisans to develop a wider market for their crafts – so your Christmas purchase will directly support livelihoods and ensure traditional skills and techniques are not lost. PGK475;
The Loloata Private Island Resort is open again after an extensive renovation. Just 40 minutes from Port Moresby, it has 68 suites and villas, either overwater or oceanfront. The resort’s
Island Club Membership makes a great gift for locals. The membership includes a complimentary night in an oceanfront room, two upgrades to overwater suites and discounts on massages, food at the Beach Club and diving. PGK895;