Sinamay (Abaca), 1800s

Sinamay - Bicolano. A type of abaca cloth with multiple definition that have evolved through time.It currently refers to a coarse, open-weave abaca cloth made into placemats, ribbons and other decorative material. ( Castro, 79)

Cloth woven of abaca and cotton, and also past tense of samay, a verb referring to the act of weaving fibers for cloth ( Lisboa, 332) (Castro, 79)

Source : Castro, Sandra B. (2018). Textiles in the Philippine colonial landscape : a lexicon and historical survey. Quezon City : Ateneo de Manila University Press

Annotation: "Sinamay" terminology added for supplemental information
by: Noel Jordan Racca

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