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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