From scrapping floating lilies in Agusan River to creating stylish and affordable footwear composed the journey of a social enterprise group composed of artisan mothers in Butuan City. “Bahandi slippers are made from the water lilies that are found along the Agusan River. The water lilies that usually clog the waterways are collected, dried, dyed, cut up and braided in order to be made into slippers. Each pair of Bahandi slippers are carefully handcrafted by the members. It makes the perfect “pasalubong” when coming from our city because these water lilies are abundant in the region” explains Shayla Sanchez of the Trading Post PH – where you can also order Bahandi sandals.
About the Author
Marky Ramone Go is a travel-junkie, writer and photographer based in the Philippines. Aside from contributing articles to various publications and websites, he narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, the culturally rich regions of South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences. After Asia, he is keen on exploring South America and eventually hoping to trace Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" trail in the United States to Mexico.