Sunday, November 9, 2008

Reusable bag in the Philippines

This is a 'bayong' which was mostly used in the early days in the Philippines when plastic bags were not commonly used yet.

The 'bayong' is a handwoven bag made from palm, pandan or sea grass leaves. The leaves are then dried and cut into strips before it gets woven into a bag.

The 'bayong' is very durable and will last a long time. I even remember that my lola (grandmother) used to carry a bayong. As you can see on the illustration, it was mainly used for buying items from the market like meat, fruits and vegetables.


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Imelda said...

this bayong bags are pieces of transformed elegant bags now in the market, locallly and globally...

Marie said...

Wow.. i love that! I can even use this for fashion purposes hehehe. It's truly a Filipino classic!

Anonymous said...

I remember those days...

sean said...

well it's just too bulky, but this will really really help mother earth...

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Anonymous said...

One more point for the "bayong". It more useful than the "pera o bayong" theme we get these days.

If you do bring it to the market, tell "manang" or "manong" she/he need not put what you have just bought into a plastic bag becuse you've got your trusty "bayong" with you. :)

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