A showcase of skilled Aklanon hands, woven using Abacá and silk, with long silk “tails” woven into the fabric. Abacá, a species of the banana plant native to the Philippines, lends a wonderful, warm sheen. We’ve updated this style to have thicker, longer straps made of deadstock fabric. Wear comfortably on your shoulder! Fully lined with a sheer fabric.
Stalks of the Abaca plant are sliced, scraped, and sun-dried, after which the finest fibers are separated and woven into cloth. Previously used to make rope, it is known to be the strongest of all natural fibers.
Handloom weaving is the oldest industry in the town of Aklan, Philippines. Although it is a big part of the local culture, it is a time-consuming practice, and interested youth have become few and far between.
*For pre-order, ships in 2 weeks.
10″ strap drop
Spot clean or soak in mild soapy water. Do not machine wash.
To dry, slip in between a towel to absorb excess water; do not wring. Dry flat or air dry.
Do not tumble dry.