Pinya



Antique Pinya Barong
The sheer pineapple fiber cloth, or pinya is the finest of all the handwoven fabrics of the Philippines. Like the jusi, it is also the choice fabric for the Barong Tagalog. Similarly, it is also embroidered with intricate designs. The fiber is derived from wild pineapple plant of Aklan province where most of the pinya fiber in the Philippines is woven.

More recently, mixture of silk and pinya (the so called 'pinya-seda') has appeared in the market.

Pineapple fiber weaving and products can be found here:

all located in Kalibo, Aklan, the Philippines.

Detail of Pinya embroidery

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