About Abaca (pron: ah-be-KAH)
Abaca is a species of banana native to the Philippines. The plant is harvested every 3 to 8 months for its fibre that is extracted from the leaf sheath around the trunk. These sheaths are then stripped to get the fibres, sun dried, coloured using organic dyes and then either spun into twine or woven into tinalak.
Care instructions: Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Organic dyes are used. They will not bleed or run but may fade over time if exposed to strong sun light. The fabric softens over time and use. Not recommended for outdoors.
Materials: woven abaca (tinalak), cotton lining, coconut shell (buttons).
Inserts not included.
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