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Due to popularity, there is now a 3 month wait on this textile. You may still place your oder but please be willing to wait 3 months for delivery.

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.

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This particular pattern is called Yellow Bells inspired by flowers grown in Gida's backyard. It comes in dramatically contrasting yellow and black.
Width 21.75 inches X Length 11 yard
The fabric is a fire retardant and very durable.

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


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This items ships from Manila within 3-6 months via DHL

Please see http://www.etsy.com/shop/GidasTnalakandLAHI/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav for more details

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

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 11 yards - Yellow Bells Pattern (Made to Order)

$495.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Material: Tnalak
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  • Ships worldwide from Washington, D.C., United States
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