Last April 2008 I bought a weaved coin purse in Banaue Rice Terraces Viewpoint for 10 Pesos (Affordable!). I just needed a coin purse to organize my noisy coinsÂ and did not consider the quality nor how good it looked. I only knew that by buying this small piece of weaving I am able to support the local businesses of the Ifugao people. Besides, if it gets damaged or destroyed by carrying a lot of my coins it will not bother me since it only cost 10 Pesos.
Other than a few notices from my friends that I had a cool looking coin purse, I never gave much attention to it. When it started deteriorating last December 2010, I looked back and realized that