Banana fiber, is the "bark" from the stem of the banana plant. The stem is layered, and the outer layers, that have dried are peeled off and collected. Banana-fiber is collected during drier seasons, if used when not properly dry, it easily molds. 

The fiber in itself is a bit like bubble-wrap. It has the outer-layers and in between there is a net with bubbles of air in them. Before you can use the fiber you have to take a knife and remove inner layer and the bubbles. 
We use the fiber together with palmleaves aka ensansa to make bags or earrings. 

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