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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Pina Fabric from the Philippines

 So who knew you could make fabric out of Pineapples? I for one sure as hell didn't. After my last post about the origins of fabric I got talking to my friend from the Philippines he told me about this amazing stuff called Pina cloth. I am by no means an expert but here are a few pics for you to look at.

extracting the fiber form the pineapple

weaving the fabric

and the end result a beautiful traditional dress

and the most beautiful hand embroidered cloth. My friend has promised me he will bring me some back when he next goes home...... and if he does I will make sure i show you the end garment here.


  1. Hi, my name is Ray. Im from Indonesia. Im doing research about pineapple leaf fibers. I need Ur help, can u tell me where, which city in philippines who processed the pineapple leaf fibers into textiles in traditionally. I need Ur infirmation, plis... I wish u can send massage to me (ray_takizawa@yahoo.co.id). plis, I have finishing my study before March 2012. Thank U so much before.

  2. The main producer of pineapple cloth in the Philippines is the City of Kalibo, in the Province of Aklan.