Monday, May 4, 2009

Pandan Bag

Monday, May 4, 2009

Just recently, I bought an eco-chic, bayong-looking handbag woven from pandan leaves. After several hours of use, I noticed that the bag’s contents--my handkerchief, umbrella, cell phone case, pencil, sunglasses case, and Corona notebook—all smelled of pandan. Its powerful scent gave the bag a more rustic feel.


17 comments:

unstranger said...

We used to have bags made of similar stuff here in Ireland back in the '60s and '70s but haven't seen them now since then.

Amelia said...

that was cool...mabango sya ngayon, I mean your things inside the bag ;)

I like the smell of pandan leaves...I remember my mum puts it a rice or chicken whenever she cooks the "tinolang manok"...

Anonymous said...

i don't care about pandan leaf smell but i like the scent of the one wearing the bag. :)

witsandnuts said...

I loved your summery look and the bag! The bayong bag given to me during the Kapampangan tour is with me here and I'm planning to accessorize it for the coming summer.

Angeli said...

Unstranger, these eco-friendly bags are making a come back.

Amelia, tinolang manok with pandan or dahon ng sili or malunggay. yum yum. :)

Hey honey, thank you. :)

Wits, the summery look is almost over...to be replaced by the rainy look. The typhoon season came in earlier than usual. when is summer there?

Agnes said...

I love your bag, Angeli :-)

onyxx said...

there's something comforting about using items made from 'native' materials -- it's like touching base with your roots and doing your own little bit for the environment

Kayni said...

that's funny...i think pandan smells good, doesn't it? love, love the dress =).

Artemis said...

oi cute!
i agree, we should use locally available bags -- good for the nation, good for the environment, good for us. :-)

unstranger said...

Incredible post and responses! Angeli, get writing for real.

unstranger said...

Excellent post and good responses. Angeli, get down to serious writing. It's within you.

jacqueline said...

nice bayong! :)

Angeli said...

Kayni, it smells really good and great for the environment, too, as what Onyxx and Artemis mentioned. I also use a tote bag made of katsa (canvas?). Mas pasok sa environment diba? :)

Agnes, Jac, thank you. :)

Unstranger, that's what my boyfriend has been telling me, too, for a long time now. Serious writing - i don't think i'm that good enough though.

Thanks for dropping by, everyone.

ALiNe said...

Nice colorful native bag and nice pose by the way :)

Angeli said...

thanks, aline. my younger sister took that picture. :)

witsandnuts.com said...

Summer here is from June-July. =)

LenaKB said...

I just got a beautiful bag made of Pandan. I live in Canada and it gets very dry in our houses due to heating. How do I keep my pandan bag supply. I had one before and it dried up and cracked!!! any ideas?

 
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