bilum baby

look closely in the bag...


this is called a 'bilum'


it is an expanding bag that can carry anything from market produce, books, shopping and here...


a large baby...


the women put the handle around their head rather than their shoulders. they can carry a huge weight.


i made three bilums when I lived in papuea New Guinea and I still have them.

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Uploaded on May 12, 2006
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