Our first cottage is our blank canvas, we wanted to to keep it native but with touches of other filipino character.
The banig is a handwoven mat traditionally used for sleeping/sitting on, each province will have their own style and with such beautiful designs and patterns, we felt it would bring vibrant colours to the doors of the cottages.
Handmaking the windows was a fiddly task to say the least.. Having only had a 5 min crash course in how to weave at the furniture shop that I bought the rattan in, the rest was trial and error. 100 pieces of rattan for around 3 english pounds and the dye being around 0.06p a packet, the window was a bargain.
We also have 2 side windows so that the room will have a lot of ventilation, these are simpler and are still in the making but we are very nearly there with the first cottage – Hooray!