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Handloom weaving demo takes center stage at Likhang Habi indigenous textiles bazaar

Handloom weaving of binakol, an Ilocano traditional weave design, was among the highlights of the last day of Likhang Habi: Market Encounter 2 on October 24, 2009 in Makati City.
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The Best of RP's Plant-Based Dyes Captured on Coffee-Table Book

Bahaghari A coffee-table book on colorants from tropical plants is now off the press.

The Philippine Textile Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (PTRI-DOST) has recently released its new publication, Bahaghari: Colors of the Philippines. The 140-page book contains general information on natural dyes and their plant sources and clear, crisp photos of PTRI-developed naturally dyed tropical fabrics in formal ensemble with a twist of elegance worn by participants and delegates to the 8th ASEAN Science and Technology Week (ASTW) in July 2008, Miss Earth 2007 candidates, and some ramp models. Besides the ASTW, the naturally dyed barongs and dresses jazzed up the Bahaghari Fashion Show at the ASTW dinner held at Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila and gave zest to the pictorial for the book.
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DOST's textile institute makes tropical fiber processing cheaper, easier

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) has developed baskets of options for pretreatment of abaca, banana, and pineapple fibers that lower production costs by as much as 35 percent and improve the fibers' quality.
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Talisay Leaves Color Fabrics Yellow, Black, Gray
The leaves of talisay (Terminalia catappa) are a natural source of yellow, black and gray dyes for textiles, according to the Philippine Textile Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (PTRI-DOST).
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Ornamental plant doubles up as fabric material

Tropical plant maguey (Agave cantala Roxb.) is not just for landscape use but also an alternative source of home and industrial fabric material says the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI).

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Weaving technique seen to revive long-forgotten Cordilleran traditional motifs
Dobby weaving technique can replicate and/or revive some long-forgotten designs in Cordilleran art of weaving, says an owner of a weaving business in a Mt. Province town.
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