Handmade basket with lid. Abaca is a tree similar to the banana tree, and is naturally brown in colour. Manufactured in the Republic of the Philippines, mostly 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 making a laundry bin with lid. 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.