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Bamboo, bolo, or the like, woven into the walls or partitions of a building. The bamboo is flattened into broad strips and the weaving is done (usually) not upright and across, but diagonally. Also verb: to make or apply balántak. Ang balántak, kon maáyo ang trabáho, matahúm nga tulúkon. Balántak weaving, if well done, is beautiful to look upon. Balantakí ang idálum sang talamwáan. Place balántak-work under the window. Balantaká ang pagdíngding. Weave the partitions in balántak-fashion. Díngding nga binalántak. Sides or partitions woven in the manner of balántak. (see rára-to weave baskets, mats, etc.; tádtad-to flatten bamboo, etc. for balántak-work).



Wickerwork with weavers that pass alternately over two spokes and under two spokes. (balántak).



Flooring or matting of split and flattened-out bamboo, bólò, etc.; to cut, break, split in two, tear, make cuts or incisions with the point of a bolo or the like in sections of split bamboo, bólò, etc. in order to be able to flatten it out; to prepare bamboo, bólò, etc. for balántak-work (weaving). Tadtará (-adá) ang kawáyan. Make cuts with the point of the bolo in the (split) bamboo (and flatten it out). Tadtarí (-adí) akó siníng limá ka nahót nga bólò. Work these five pieces of bólò up into material fit for flooring (partitions, matting, etc.) for me. Ginbutangán níla sing tádtad ang salúg sang íla ermíta. They laid tádtad-matting on the floor of their chapel.

Splint-machine, frame for the dressing and cleaning of splints for wickerwork and basketry, particularly the hole or slot through which the bamboo, etc. that has been split by the operation of tádtad, is pushed in the process of giving it the finishing touch for weaving it into floors, partitions, balántak-work, or the like. (see tápgo, batakán).