- Posted May 1, 2012 by
Sabtang, Batanes, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Eye on the Philippines
The slipper is made of Abaca, a hard and strong fiber material coming from banana or palm trunks which are abundant in the Philippines. These fibers are usually used to make twines and ropes, and nowadays special paper for teabags, filters, and even banknotes. Aside from the Philippines, this is also grown commercially in South American countries like Costa Rica and Equador.
While it looked rough because of the hard fibers, it was actually quite soft and comfortable to wear.