A recent comment on my blog post “From nito basket…to Native Leaf” reminded me that I had some photos of nito — a type of climbing fern that grows in parts of the Philippines. It is used to make baskets, hats and other household items.
The very first Philippine basket I owned was made of nito vine.
First photo, harvested and bundled nito ready for weaving, second photo weaving nito basket and last photo, finished product – nito paper plate holder.
The comment was related to bayong (market tote) use in the Philippines, and it was a positive development! See blog post / comment, here.
I have since added the bundle of nito vine photo to the article.
For more about the nito plant, see the Philippine medicinal plants section of Stuartxchange’s website (Lygodium circinnatum).