The traditional Philippine broom is made from fibers stripped from the Buri or Coconut Palm. Such fibers are called “ting ting”. Here’s how the indefatigable Carol makes a ting ting broom from a dwarf coconut in our back yard. Carol learned how to make these broom from her mother. When she was young, Carol and her family made these brooms for sale. They sold them for ten centavos. Today such a broom costs ten Philippine pesos in the Tigbauan public market. That’s about twenty-five U.S. cents.