In the bag
Bilums are being marketed worldwide
co-founder of Port Moresby-based software company Crysan Technology, Crystal Kewe, says a partnership with Google, the APEC secretariats in Papua New Guinea and Singapore, and the San Francisco-based Asia Foundation is aiming to sell bilums online.
Called the Digital Bilum Project, the idea is to create an international presence.
“The idea behind it is to develop a national platform for bilum weavers, or what we call ‘ bilum mamas’ in PNG, to
The idea is to develop a national platform for weavers in PNG, to promote and market on a global scale.
promote and market global scale.
“We are working on a model that we will test during the APEC Leaders’ Meeting.” Kewe says APEC delegates will have the ability to purchase bilums while bilums on a they are in the country.
She says the focus is fundamentally on promoting traditional bilums, not those made of synthetic fibres.
Kewe says she will be working with Westpac PNG
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