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Piña, the Royal Fabric

From: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/lifestyle/2013/06/08/pina-royal-fabric-286413 By Betsy Gazo Saturday, June 8, 2013 ANNA India dela Cruz-Legaspi’s journey into piña weaving started the moment when “my grandmother (Presca Menez Aguirre) gave me the last 10 meters of piña cloth she herself made. It was a symbolic gesture for me to continue the weaving tradition.” That moment had so profoundly touched her heart that, to this day, […]

Piña: “Luzon Lingerie” circa 1918 Filmo; Pineapple Fiber & Silk Fabrics in Manila, Philippines

From: http://www.youtube.com/user/webdev17?feature=watch – Jeff Quitney youtube channel Shows the making of Piña pineapple fiber textile garments in the Philippines. Silent. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, […]

NOOKS is a manufacturer of fully fashioned knitwear.

from: http://nooksmanufacturing.com/home.html NOOKS is a manufacturer of fully fashioned knitwear. It Is a collaboration of people whose talents in the Philippine sweater and flat knitting industry remain unmatched. At the core of the organization is the need to continue an old, intricate skill that still has potential to open doors to countless opportunities. Established in 2008, we have quickly evolved into […]


From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines The Philippines (fɪlɨpiːnz/; fi-lə-peenz; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Repúblika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east […]

Other uses for Pineapple – How to Use Pineapple Leaves for Handmade Papers

From: http://www.ehow.com/how_8584156_use-pineapple-leaves-handmade-papers.html How to Use Pineapple Leaves for Handmade Papers By Chelsea Hoffman, eHow Contributor The leaves of pineapples are tough and fibrous, making for a strong homemade paper. This technique of making paper takes a little time, but a home kitchen provides the right environment for the project. Knowing how to make paper out of pineapple leaves gives you the […]

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