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A shopping bag. A handbag. A school bag. A mobile phone pouch. A fashionable accessory. A baby's cot. A valuable gift. A travel souvenir. An identity marker. An electoral propaganda support. A dance accessory.
In New Guinea, there is one type of object that can perform all these functions: the bilum.
On March 17th, the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum inaugurated its new Toi Art gallery dedicated to Pacific art with an exhibition entitled "Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists". Dedicated to the Pacific Sisters collective, this exhibition is intended to offer a retrospective view of their work, an opportunity for Casoar to introduce you to this major entity in contemporary Pacific art.