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Piña: The Philippine cloth of Pride, Endurance, and Passion
From the pineapple plant, first brought to the Philippines through the Spanish conquest in the 1500s, came the discovery of the inherent value of this plant in its ability to transform itself into the “fabric of dreams,” and become synonymous with the finest treasure of the Philippines. Piña, the amazing fiber extracted from the leaf of this plant, could create a fabric so fine and sheer, that it garnered the attention of the highest levels of society. Unlike the finely spun