From July to August 2020, Christian Family Organizations (CFO) officers from the Local Congregation of Port Moresby, Ecclesiastical District of Australia West held an activity called “Household Bilum Making.”
Even though a lockdown is enforced in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the brethren there came up with such an activity held at their respective homes wherein they converted their hobby and expertise into an income generating passion. Members of the family took turns in knitting or weaving bilum bags.
Bilum in PNG is a traditional handmade bag made of wool, yarn, or the local bush rope plants. For the bag’s intricate designs, the brethren showed patience and creativity in various looping and crocheting which were knotless netting techniques.
Thankful, the participants said that they look forward to activities like this that not only keeps them active in the faith but also provides them bonding moments with their respective families. ― With reports from INC News Section