Saturday, March 15, 2008

Romblon harvest

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (March 15, 2008) – A Blaan woman harvests romblon leaves (buli) in Upper Lasang where a School of Living Tradition for mat weaving was established by the provincial government. Romblon is found on many islands in the Western Pacific and grows in abundance by the seashore. A sustainable resource, the sword shaped leaves are harvested leaving the plant to grow new leaves for future use. Once dried, the leaves are traditionally woven into sleeping mats, market bags and other useful items. (Photo by Cocoy Sexcion/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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