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Balba Simbiken will be conducting a BILUM workshop at Strathnairn on Saturday 21st May from 10am to 4pm.
Some materials will be supplied but please bring along any materials with which you would like to experiment.
Bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
The cost will be $50 which must be paid by 26th April. There is a limit of 20 people so places will be allotted on a first come basis.
Payment (cheques or money orders) should be sent to Wendy Dodd, 36 Girrahween Street, BRADDON 2612.
Enquiries before 26th April can be emailed to me wendydodd (at) hotmail.com or phone 02 62473210.
Enquiries after 26th April can be sent to Nancy Tingey nancytingey (at) googlemail.com
Please pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested
Information supplied by Balba Simbiken
"In some of our culture back in Papua New Guinea, we girls start training how to make bilum as young as 8 to 9 years. We have different styles of making bilums. I started making bilum when I was 9 years old. These two regions in Papua New Guinea are popular in making bilum. They are Highlands and Momase regions. I will bring along different types of bilums to display during the workshop. It is our culture that, we must know how to make bilums.
We used bilums to puy babies in and carry them, to put garden food in, for marketing and shopping and more. Ladies cannot walk around without a bilum back in our village." Balba Simbiken
Balba Simbiken or Wendy Dodd