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A Hole Story

(...) It needed a hole. A large hole through which everything I put in would immediately fall out. Then lines would be free again once the Bilum[1] emancipated from fulfilling the role of a carrier bag. Unravelling the yarn in the middle of the Bilum allows the act of crocheting to commence once more.

Photo by Matias Tapia Fröhlich

[1] BILUM In Tok Pisin, a language of Papua New Guinea, bilum means womb. But it also refers to a string bag made by hand using yarn from twisted plant fibres and technology known as looping, knotless netting, or crocheting. Traditionally slung behind from the head, it is capable of carrying both light and heavy loads, including small children.

Project by Ji Yun Lee


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