Stories from Borneo #9

This vine grows wild. We collect them to make bracelets. Peel off the outer skin and pull out the shoot in one long piece. Later we boil them in black dye and dry. Then we weave.

Not many know how to make this anymore. It took me 6 months to do it well. My grandmother is inarguably the best at it. But she can’t do a lot. She has poor eyesight.

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