Basket with handles made from Abaca. Abaca is a tree similar to the banana tree, and is naturally brown in colour. Manufactured in the Republic of the Philippines, by hand. The material is dried in the sun and then crafted into the baskets in different styles and sizes. It takes about one day to make a basket. The family business in the Republic of the Philippines supplies about 2 500 families by working directly with the manufacture or are producers of raw materials like Abaca, brown grass and bast. The factory is located 50 kilometers south of Manila.