Saluyot (Jute) – use and benefits

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. Jute is the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton due to its versatility. It is used chiefly to make cloth for wrapping bales of raw cotton, and to make sacks and coarse cloth.

Woven Dark Abaca Rope

Woven Dark Abaca Rope    Code Number:  Mat VI.3.a (Fiber Abaca) Material Used:  Abaca Description:  Woven Dark Abaca Rope Finish:  Unvarnished Color: Black Design Details:  Using 1cm thick Marine Plywood as Backing  Company Name: Murillo’s Export International Corporation Date Processed:  4/6/2006 Accession No. : Swatch no. 0028


The king of the dyes was one of the Philippines’ first major export products.

From Kapok to Brown Dye

Natural dye has been used in coloring our food, drugs, cosmetics, textiles, and many others for the longest time….

Why “D.I.Y DYE”?

MATIC begins a new series on D.I.Y Dyes that tells us what we have all along.

Kapok Fabric

“Can a raincoat be made from natural indigenous fiber?” One graduating student asked once. There are times when we wish we knew then what we know now.


The sacred king of the rainforest.

Banana Cloth

Banana fiber is finer, lighter, easy to spin with a classy sheen.


Banana is an herb that grows up to 15 meters, and is one of the most popular fruits in the world. It is said that there are almost 1000 varieties of bananas in the world, subdivided in 50 groups.


The hidden wonders of Saluyot unveiled…