Colorful Banig Products of Basey


Intricate woven design: Hand-made to perfection

While touring the different sights in Western Samar, we dropped by Delza’s Native Product’s Showroom located at San Fernando Street in Basey, Samar.  Delza has been producing these colorful products made from hand-woven banig – placemats, bags, floor rugs, etc.  Her excellent products have found their way into the different bazaars in Metro Manila.


Native artworks by local artisans


Geometric designs

It is interesting to know that  the raw materials (hand woven banig) are made by the people of Basey near the caves, as Gerry & Ludette Ruiz explained to us.  They need the cool/cold temperature to keep the banig (“tikug”) pliant so that they can weave them easily. You may want to see them in action in a picture that Gerry Ruiz captured here. Once woven, they are ready to be made into fashionable bags.


Colorful handbags

Fashionable backpacks

Fashionable backpacks

When we got to Delza’s store, she was busy “firing” away the bags using a flame torch – a finishing touch to the banig products to get rid of the loose strands of banig fibers.

Delza torching the bags to get a better finish.

Delza torching the bags to get a better finish.


Native banig bags for the fashionistas worldwide

If you happen to pass by Basey town, make sure you drop by at:

Delza’s Native Product

San Fernando Street

Basey, Samar

(055) 2761059



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9 responses to Colorful Banig Products of Basey

  1. princess

    good day!

    finally i found the contact number and info how to reach you out.. i just want to ask if how much the cost of the native bags and also if you freight that outside visayas region…thank you. and more power i do hope i can visit your store very soon.

  2. Administrator

    Sorry Mylene. I was just visiting the store and I didn’t get their contact number. I suggest you try with the DTI office of Samar.

  3. Hi I would like to ask your permission if we could use one of your pictures ( for our campaign to get a our very own city badge from foursquare. We are a non-profit organization, mostly users (Superusers to be particular) of foursquare that encourages Filipinos to explore its country through the use of foursquare. Our campaign will be available ONLY through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Proper credits will be used. Thanks in advance.

  4. Administrator

    So long as proper credit are given and photo is not re-edited.

  5. ang galimg talaga ng pinoy

  6. Hi there. Greetings from Cape Town. Like the previous comment, I also would like to seek permission to use one of your photos of banig. It is to be used for our social entrepreneurial campaign of Filipinos living here in Cape Town. I would like to use the wonderful colours of banig paired with the colours of the South Africa dubbed as the ‘rainbow nation”. You can check our blog. We have just started. I will give proper credit and send you the link, too.

  7. Sisilia Hui

    How much is it for one floor plain (no coloring) banig and how long is it in feet?


  8. Administrator

    Sorry for this very late reply. Our website was inaccessible for sometime due to some technical problems. Anyway, you can use the photo if it is for a NON-COMMERCIAL campaign (non-profit) so long as the watermark is not edited out and proper credit given in the text. Best regards.

  9. Administrator

    Hi Sis. I am not in anyway connected with the banig business. I just visited their wonderful workplace and took some photos. You may want to inquire directly with them. Thanks for visiting my site.

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