Fair Trade Filipino Sinamay Nativity
Handcrafted at an artisans cooperative in the Philippines, this 9 piece inculturated creche is fashioned of sinamay, which is woven from the processed stalks of the abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines. Abaca fibre is three times stronger than cotton or silk, and a fabric made from 100% abaca can last for over 100 years. As a result, sinamay holds a very firm shape. Because it is a natural fibre, it holds colour beautifully.