Manila rope, yes it is from Manila, the capital and chief city of the Philippines. This rope is the original whaler's rope and ship's rope. It is still made today, from the leaves of the abaca plant. The Philippines grows 85% - 95% of the earth's abaca, a sustainable textile resource. The production of the rope employs 1.5 million people.
As always this is a collection of our favorite photos taken from over the years.
Our manila wreath is very popular on coastal doors and and nautical home settings.
Many weddings feature our wreaths as a centerpiece paired up with monkey fist card holders. Other available colors are white and navy.
Our monkey fists are a fun addition to any nautical decor, available in the manila and white and navy.
All our manila doormats are made by us! They are so nautical and come in 4 beautiful styles. Indoor or outdoor and maybe even hung over a mantel. This is the square mat and measures about 27x19 inches.
The larger Abok 2275 about 46x21 inches, a real beauty.
Doormat being finished in our manila room on Cottrell St.
The round mat about 28x22 inches.
A longer narrower style, the prolonged mat, 41x15 inches.
Best door stops ever! Small or large.
The grommet wreath is a real beauty made from super thick 2" twisted manila. It is adorned with a wide fancy turkshead knot. A statement piece that weighs nearly 5 lbs. and is approximately 16-17" across.
Manila trivets or small wall decor, 10" diameter.
Most of our manila items are available online, although if you come into the shop you will see some one of a kind creations.
Our manila table and mascot, Betsy, checking for customers.
The manila room, off to the right once you walk into our Cottrell St. shop in Mystic, is always full of manila projects.