Pinokpok translates as ‘Pounded Abaca’. It has a smooth linen appearance due to the fact that it has been subjected to considerable hand pounding. Usually, this hand pounding or hammering of the materials can take days and produces a shiny and smooth material, amazing for blocking and trimming.
The strong buntal fibre is naturally plyable and the weave easily takes a shape over a block or can be used free form. Look at how buntal mats are made along with tips on how to shape them into stunning headwear.