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Abacá Rugs

Abaca rugs: How a passion is changing lives

THE BICOL region in the Philippines is the cradle of abaca production; which is where faux makes its beautiful hand-woven carpets from this most genuinely Filipino of raw materials.

The abaca plant (Musa textilis) looks much like a banana tree, and is cut down to extract the fibers in its trunk. These are stripped by hand, dried and classified according to color and texture; yes, there is such a thing as grade “A” abaca. The outermost layer of the fiber is the darkest; the next layer is called honey, then tan and, finally, cream, with wheat interwoven among those layers. Cream is the most expensive, because there isn’t much of it.

 After grading comes segregation, then the abaca is stored in bales before weaving begins. From the cutting of a plant to the start of weaving takes about a month and a half; it will take one person a week to weave a 3 by 7-foot carpet.

Abaca has unique characteristics that make it different from other fibers being Elegant Strong and Shiny.

 

Eco-Friendly and Unchanged for Centuries

Weavers’ still use looms that have remained essentially unchanged for centuries; only LED lights are among the few concessions to modernity. The process is environmentally sound from beginning to end, using no chemicals, and with all the waste products (such as residual fiber) recycled and completely biodegradable. The consistency has won our weavers recognition; who received a Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability Eco Switch Planet Award for Energy Efficiency among small and medium enterprises, an award sponsored by the European Union.

 

For more pricing and further information please send us your inquiry: Custom Order

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  1. Banawe

    Banawe

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Banawe

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,400 per square metre -

     

     To customise your banawe rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,400.00
  2. Cayman

    Cayman

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Cayman

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,900 per square metre -

     

     To customise your cayman rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,900.00
  3. Chevron

    Chevron

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Chevron

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,400 per square metre -

     

     To customise your chevron rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,400.00
  4. Chevron Canvas

    Chevron Canvas

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Chevron Canvas

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,400 per square metre -

     

     To customise your chevron canvas rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,400.00
  5. Double Tweed

    Double Tweed

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Double Tweed

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$3,600 per square metre -

     

     To customise your double tweed rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$3,600.00
  6. Eco Malay-Balay

    Eco Malay-Balay

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Eco Malay-Balay

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,400 per square metre -

     

     To customise your eco malay-balay rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,400.00
  7. Herring Bone

    Herring Bone

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Herring Bone

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$3,650 per square metre -

     

     To customise your herring bone rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$3,650.00
  8. Manzanilla

    Manzanilla

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Manzanilla

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,200 per square metre -

     

     To customise your manzanilla rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,200.00
  9. Morong

    Morong

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Morong

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,200 per square metre -

     

     To customise your morong rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,200.00
  10. Neerds

    Neerds

    Abaca Rug from the Philippines; 

     Design: Neerds

     Lead Time: 8 weeks 

     

    Hk$4,200 per square metre -

     

     To customise your neerds rug,

    PLEASE SEND US YOUR INQUIRY

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    HK$4,200.00

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