A beautifully luminous shawl made of Piña-Silk, a fabric hand-loomed using pineapple fibers and Silk. Passed on from generation to generation, Piña weaving is the oldest industry in Aklan, Philippines, and is a main source of income for Aklanon families.
A long and tedious process, it starts with the harvesting of pineapple leaves, followed by vigorous scraping to lift fine fibers which can be used for cloth. These fibers are then trimmed and knotted by hand to create one long, seamless thread, which is then woven into cloth.
Material: 100% Piña silk
Each textile is a completely one of a kind piece. They are hand woven with care and expert technique from artisans new and old. Minor irregularities, mild discolouration, or imperfections are to be expected due to the hand made nature of each piece, and we embrace these minor differences when they appear as part of the unique beauty that makes each woven work something irreplaceable.
We find a variety of uses for the hand woven textiles in our daily lives. The same piece we might display hanging on a wall or a dowel as a work of art, we would take down to let our babies play upon. A piece might live draped over a bed or on a living room chair for decoration, or we may wrap ourselves in it to protect us from sun or keep us dry. There is no wrong answer. We hope you find ways to incorporate these beautiful, colourful pieces into your life in whichever way works best for you.