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  • n. fabric made from banana plant fibers

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fabric made by the natives of the Philippine Islands from the fibers of the leafstalks of the abaca (Musa textilis), usually mixed with fibers of silk, cotton, piña, etc.


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  • "These objects—darkly stained wood-and-aluminium structures with additional elements of fabric, leather, and sinamay (a stiff cloth often used in millinery)—are domestically scaled, their simple armatures recalling ambiguous sections of furniture."

    - From a review of a Claire Barclay show in Art in America, December 2010, review by Lee Triming, p 158

    May 28, 2011