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Jerusalem Arts & Crafts Fair 2013: Philippine Mat Weaver

Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 9, 2013

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This friendly weaver kept urging me to come closer to watch her work. Her hands were moving so quickly that I couldn’t take a decent photo, so I ended up making a video. She said that the small banig she was working on would be a wall hanging. The larger pieces, woven with coarser strands, are floor coverings.

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3 Responses to “Jerusalem Arts & Crafts Fair 2013: Philippine Mat Weaver”

  1. rifestitch said

    That’s really neat – would love to do something like that. It doesn’t look like the material she is working with is wet, like materials used for a lot of basket weaving are, in order to make them pliable? Interesting – the color (paint or dye?) must not dry the grass out, or not enough to make it brittle…

    • Avital Pinnick said

      The materials aren’t wet. It’s dried and dyed pandanus leaf, cut into narrow strips and quite pliable.

  2. artmama746 said

    Beautiful.

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