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Post your photos of BANIG or woven mats. It is called TIKAR in Indonesia and Malaysia. The mats are usually handwoven and are used for sleeping. Depending on the region of the Philippines, the mat is made of palm (buri), pandan, karagumoy, tikog, rattan, bamboo strips, or sea grass leaves. The leaves are dried, usually dyed, then cut into strips and then woven into mats which could be plain or intricate.

The Samals of Sulu dye strips of buri which are then woven to produce intricate patterns and design. Another region in the Philippines which is famous for intricately designed mats is Samar where the mats are usually made of pandan leaves dyed green, then different colored buri strips are inserted into the plaits to make the design like embroidery.

You can post mats from countries other then the Philippines.

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  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
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