THE MAKING OF
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The world of Abaca: the best, most lustrous fibre nature has to offer
Preparing Abaca fibres
Abaca [Musa Textilis Née], a species of the Musaceae family of banana plants, originates from the Philippines. The warm, wet climate and volcanic soils of the Philippines are its natural environment. The soil is hardly exhausted by intensive cultivation. Other places do not have this prerequisite condition; an important basis for sustainability. Over 85% of world production originates from the Philippines. A minority is grown in Ecuador under less favourable conditions.
The manual method of extraction is adapted especially to farmers in the hinterlands. They harvest the Abaca fields every 3-8 months after an initial growth period of 12-25 months. One stalk contains 200 to 300 grams of Abaca fibre.
Musett Design rug crafting
Everything is quiet on the Abaca workshop. Once in a while a tricycle or Jeepny passes by. A cock crows in the distance. No noises of rattling machines or engines are heard. Just the rhythmic sounds of the looms and the girls laughing in the background. Here it is peaceful, here it is slow. The craftsmen have the attention, patience and love for their trade. You can see, hear, experience and feel it here.
Musett Design envisions a world in which people can access and enjoy superior-crafted artefacts which are good for them, good for those who grow and craft them and good for our planet.