Made of Ticog B 20cm dia x W 30.5cm. With leatherette.
Ticog is widely distributed in the Philippines, although of somwhat local occurence. It grows at a low altitude in the settled areas, in swampy places, and in rice paddies.
Ticog is considered as the most imposrtant matting sedge in the country. The stem is woven into hats, mats, cushions, and market bags. The stems are used either whole or split. After being gathered, they are belached for several days by spreading under the sun
TAPS Handmade Products started 1977, weaving bariw mats, sea-grass bags, bamboo baskets, and soft brooms was the first products of Tap's in their community, with a starting capital of P15,000.
Because of the encoluraging market seen outside the country, the company made market linkages locally and began another products, the ticog which they saw abundant in their community. And now, convention seminar bags, fashion bags, travelling bags, wallets, and other souvenir items made from the Ticog is the major production of TAP's with 9 permanent employees and 200 household weavers in Leyte.