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Piña Fibre

A barong togolok from the Philippines, made from piña fabric, A barong togolok from the Philippines, made from piña fabric,

Piña is a fibre that is made from the leaves of the pineapple (Spanish: piña). It is especially used as such in the Philippines. Piña cloth was widely applied in the Philippines, especially for the barong tagalok, the embroidered shirt which is still being worn, especially for formal occasions.

The number of weavers that produce piña fibre cloth has gone down in recent years, although efforts are being made to remedy the situation. 

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 22nd December 2016).

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Last modified on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:06