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T'nalak is a rare and sacred fabric similar to hemp woven in the remote mountains of South Cotabato Philippines. The ancient tradition of weaving a typically 10 meter roll is a painstaking 60-90 day process that begins when the weaver is seized by visions of patterns in her dreams.

-----DIMENSIONS & FEATURES------------------

This particular pattern is called Margarita and comes in a bright fuschia and deep purple hue.
Width 21.75 inches X Length 1 yard
Although this listing is for 1 yard, there are certainly more available
The fabric is a fire retardant and very durable.

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(US) 3-5 business days via USPS Priority Mail

(INTL) Internationally, the shipping rates are set at First Class USPS and are non-trackable. Should you require a tracking number, and 3-5 business day shipping, please note that the general shipping rate outside the US is $30-$35. Kindly send me an email before you purchase, so that I can reset my rates to include expedited and tracked international shipping.

------------------------CARE------------------------------

Since it is a natural fiber, harsh chemicals are not recommended in spot cleaning. Spot clean only with water.

------------------BACKGROUND------------------------

This is a fair-trade, organic textile that is used today in fashionable bags and shoes. (Indeed, Anthropologie sold out of a T'nalak clutch last year.)

The T'nalak fabric holds a special and prominent place in the T'boli (tribe) culture. It is ever present in significant turning points in T'boli life such as birth, death and marriage. Today, the T'bolis of the Philippines struggle to survive on one-meal-a-day and offer you this textile in the hope of making a sustainable living for themselves.

Philippine T'nalak (Ikat) Fabric by the yard - Margarita Pattern

Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: Abaca fiber, organic dye
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  • Ships worldwide from Washington, D.C., United States
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