Definition of buntal in English:



  • [mass noun], [often as modifier] The straw from a talipot palm used for making hats.

    ‘a buntal hat’
    • ‘This gorgeous clam shape bag is brushed in buntal weave and finished with exquisite braided snakeskin handles.’
    • ‘Woven buntal creates a two-directional fabric of polished finish and geometric refinement.’
    • ‘The production of buntal fiber started in Sariaya and Tayabas in Quezon while the buntal hat weaving industry began in Baliuag, Bulacan way back during the pre-war years.’
    • ‘Of the total annual average buntal fiber production of 10.4 metric tons, 70% is for local consumption.’
    • ‘Bamboo and buntal hats bring the most money to the islands, although many inexpensive buri hats are exported.’
    • ‘We are a newly established company in the Philippines which manufactures and markets handwoven bags made of raffia, jute, buntal, bamboo and fabric.’
    • ‘Shade yourself from the sun with this expertly handmade buntal hat in a burst of colours.’
    • ‘Ideal as gifts, these unique designs are made using mainly handwoven fibers - abaca, raffia, buntal - and handmade paper.’


Early 20th century: from Tagalog.