Abaca and Coco Fiber Nativity Set Philippines

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  • Abaca nativity Philippines
  • Abaca and coco fiber nativity Philippines
$37.99

Description

Fair Trade nativity scene from the Philippines. Six piece Filipino nativity set made from woven abaca fiber and coco fiber. Tallest figure stands about 6 inches tall.

Abaca is a hard natural fiber derived from the leaf stalks of a tropical plant of the banana family. The abaca plant resembles the edible banana but has narrower leaves and inedible fruits. They take 16 to 28 months to mature. The fibers are obtained from the outer portions of the leaf stalk. Each fiber strand ranges from 3 feet to 9 feet in length and is glossy, stiff, light in weight, cream colored and resistant to salt water. The fiber is chiefly used in the manufacture of high-quality marine and industrial cordage. Ropes usually used by ships are made of abaca. It is the strongest of all commercial plant fibers; 3 times as strong as cotton, twice as strong as sisal, and a little stronger than true hemp.

By purchasing this nativity scene, you are supporting artisans from impoverished areas of Philippines. This item was acquired through the Fair Trade movement, which pays fair prices to the artisans, and puts people first, not profits.

See more nativity scenes from the Philippines, or visit our Unique Nativity collection for more amazing nativities from Around the World!

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Additional Information

Scale:
6 inch (15 cm)
Made From:
Abaca and Coco Fiber
Introduction:
2018
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1 Review

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    Coco fiber nativity

    Posted by Skye on Nov 29th 2018

    The nativity is beautiful but it was slightly damaged during shipping. There are cracks and small strands missing from the robes. Small pieces of fiber were found in the packaging. I know the fibers are very fragile. Individually wrapping each piece in something that wouldn’t crush would have helped.

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