Textile length (t'nalak), banana fibre, T'Boli people, Philippines.
Long panel of banana (abaca) cloth, locally known as t'nalak. The central panel is ikat dyed with a repeat pattern in natural white and red on black ground. The 10cm wide borders on each side are of narrow warpwise stripes in black, red and white, with a 2cm wide ikat dyed stripe in red and natural white. One end is hemmed, the other has a warp fringe which has been finger spun and plied to form tassels. Each tassel is bound to secure the twist.