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[mass noun], [often as modifier] The straw from a talipot palm used for making hats:‘a buntal hat’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Ideal as gifts, these unique designs are made using mainly handwoven fibers - abaca, raffia, buntal - and handmade paper.’
- ‘Shade yourself from the sun with this expertly handmade buntal hat in a burst of colours.’
- ‘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.’
Early 20th century: from Tagalog.
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