ELYOK Products is a women's collective of traditional artisans crafting bilum (the unique woven bags indigenous to PNG). Due to segregations caused by topography and culture, the artisans historically have been isolated and challenged to sell their crafts. This project unites women bilum-makers across the country and connects them to the market demand that exists both locally and internationally. At the final exhibition, they displayed some of their bilum bags and other woven items to represent their work in-progress.
Emmanuel Takur Kaitas