Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Holiday Wish

Merry Christmas
and a
Prosperous New Year!

P.S.: I originally thought these are obviously Christmas lanterns, thanks to Donna of gardenwalkgardentalk, i was allerted to divert from Wordless Wednesday to describe this. Creativity in this part of the world made the abaca fibers colorful and transformed them into these colorful Christmas lanterns. Abaca plants (Musa textilis) is widely grown in Bicol Region in the Philippines where this could probably be just the trimmings. Abaca is the material made into the world famous Manila hemp. For those who don't know abaca fibers, they come from abaca plant, which looks like our normal banana. Abaca plants are planted for the fibers unlike the fruits from the bananas.

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  1. Not sure what they are, but they are quite colorful.

  2. They're beautiful! Merry Christmas to you, Andrea! :)

  3. Love the colours Andrea! Merry Christmas to you and your family :-D

  4. So this is a Christmas lantern. Very nice and colourful. The fibres look like the spikes of a bottle brush, hehehe. Ho Ho Ho to you for a Merry Christmas, dear Andrea!

  5. Such a colourful Christmas lantern! Merry Christmas!!

  6. Thanks for talking about them. They are beautiful....

    Merry Christmas...

  7. Very different decorations from anything I have seen here, Andrea. Thank you for explaining what abaca is.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. They are really pretty. Thanks for explaining what they are. Happy Holidays to you!

  9. Hello Andrea,

    They are just beautiful. I wish for you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. Such lovely and colourful creations, Andrea!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and may the New Year be filled with much joy, success and good health and overflowing with God's blessings always!
    Cheers and happy holidays!

  11. Even I like the pictures. I'm so used to the kind made of crepe paper and plastic. The ones in your picture are classic.

  12. I love these, Andrea!
    Any sort of folk art/craft made with such thought to design, color and texture!
    Happy holidays and wishes for a fabulous 2011!

  13. wow, that's cool. And they're so festive too!


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