Thousands of foreign and local buyers, media guests, and VIPs saw some masterful display of Filipino craftsmanship with a lot of fashion, furniture and furnishings, home decor and home accent, and gift items on display at the World Trade Center in Pasay City during the 65th edition of Manila FAME. From the nearly 300 exhibitors at the fair, there were six unique fascinating finds.
Water-resistant and non-flammable paper lighting display was created by Cagayan de Oro Handmade Paper Crafts from abaca bought from the Higanon tribe. The company cleans the abaca and beats it until they achieve the desired form. The company also adds fixatives to the abaca to make it water resistant and non-flammable, so they are safe to turn into lamps and lighting accessories.