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Nito Products

Nito is a type of vine that grows clinging on trees and rocks. To use the vine, it must be gathered and then expose to sunlight to dry.

As an art material, it does not need to be treated by soaking, scraping or hacking processes to enhance its natural beauty and color. The elements are mostly flat flexible strips popular for in matting. The weavers of Nagpana uses nito to produce beautiful baskets, hats, bags, coin purses, coasters, placemats, bracelets and even rings.

Nito weaving is this Barotac Viejo community is the primary means of increasing their income. In fact, they organized themselves as The Nagpana Nito Weavers Group that was established in 2005.