DMNJC Native Handicrafts and Souvenirs

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DMNJC Native Handicrafts has been supplying unique and durable handicraft products exclusively made in the islands of the Philippines since 2005.

DMNJC Native Handicrafts, derived from the founder’s initial D for Delia, and to her daughters and granddaughter M for Madz, N for Nicola, J for Jandel, and C for Caitlyn. The business started way back in 2005 wherein Delia started to think of quitting her job and starting out a business.
As a proud Bicolana, she thought of starting a business that can showcase the works of her co-people. She started up the abaca business and tried to market it nationwide. She used this as a main source of income to support her daughters’ education.
For over 16 years, the business grew and started to reach international clients. We also tried to enter the wedding industry for souvenirs, and for 3 years the name got known for our durable, unique, and affordable wedding giveaways.
During the pandemic, we have tried to make the abaca to-go bags wherein many have requested as it is eco-friendly, reusable, and recyclable.

Here are the descriptions of the materials we use for our products.

Abaca is one fiber that has made the Philippines known all over the world. Abaca has, for centuries, been practically synonymous with the Philippines because it is known the world over as Manila hemp. Before the advent of synthetics in the ‘60s, abaca was the principal raw material for the manufacture of the world-renowned Manila rope. In fact, since the turn of the century, abaca was the top export earner of the country.

Sabutan is an erect plant reaching a height of about 2 to 4 meters. It has prominent prop roots at the lower base of the slender stem. The trunk has a diameter of 10 to 15 cm. In many cases, the plant produces 2 to 3 branches, as it glows old, its leaves and dark green 2-2.5 meters long and 3 inches wide with spines at the leaf blade and at the midrib. Its fruits are GREEN when young and RED ORANGE when RIPE. The length is 18-20 cm. With long peduncles, with a diameter of 17-18 cm. It is easily propagated by auxiliary suckers, which grow from the lower parts of the stems.

The Talipot Palm. The blades of the large fan-shaped leaves yield material for mats, sacks, and thatch; the vascular fiber of their petioles, called Buntal, is the material from which the celebrated Buntal hats are braided.

Rattan’s flexibility, strength, and durability make it perfect for crafts and other artistic items. The plant is also noted as the material used for canes. It is also used for Arnis, a sporting martial art that requires the use of a rattan cane or stick.