Our Ibizan hideaway features a selection of artisanal pieces handcrafted by a community in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Each piece takes you on a journey into the remote corners of the world, supporting Papua New Guinean artisans and developing a wider market for their crafts.
The bespoke chairs and bilums - hand-woven traditional bags - are rooted in century-old skills and traditions. Each chair takes around six weeks to make, and is created using locally-sourced bark from the jungle. A muted palette of warm hues and woven natural fibres, each chair feels timeless and unique – an inimitable insight into a traditional craft.
To complement the chairs, the retreat also features a selection of handmade bilums that hang in each of the rooms. The bilum is one of the most definitive symbols of Papua New Guinea - a timeless record of the country’s cultural heritage. Each piece tells a story of its own and every community has its own distinct designs and methods, typically based on their ethnic tribes or environment. Many of the locals have been weaving for their whole lives, and the patterns and designs are a
unique fusion of their own stories and imagination.
Designed exclusively for Casa Cook Ibiza in collaboration with “Considered by REAL”, the project aims to bring opportunities to remote families and small businesses across the country, generating money for the local community to cover essentials such as school fees and access to local services. For many remote communities in Papua New Guinea, projects like this provide their first opportunity to enter into the formal economy.