MADE IN PNG (Con­tin­ued)

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Kundu vase

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’s.pot­tery.png10@gmail.com.

Hip­pie chair

‘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;

con­sid­ered­byreal.com.

Travel bag

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.

Dome ear­rings

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;

bilumand­bi­las.com.

Re­sort mem­ber­ship

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;

loloatais­landresort.com.

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