Definition of balibuntal in English:
A fine close-woven straw, used for making hats.
- And then there was the large brimmed, black balibuntal trimmed with hand painted imitation onion grass, reminiscent of a late Edwardian hat.
- But cloches for mid twenties and later summers were also made from sisal, balibuntal and Baku straws.
- I think that is what is referred to as a Balibuntal straw if I remember right.
Early 20th century: from Baliuag in the Philippines, where it originated, + buntal.
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