We couldn’t pass up the chance to host a mat weaving workshop!
Get to learn this traditional craft directly from the skilled and talented mat weavers from Basey, Samar. Not only will you learn the basics of creating a little weave of your own, you’ll get to decorate it with colorful leaf strips to create an embroidered weave design!
This workshop was originally part of a series done at various schools, as organized by Woven.PH. We’re happy we’ll get to host a workshop that’s open to the public, in a hope that both the young and the young-at-heart get to experience–and gain respect and appreciation for this craft that’s part of our heritage.
Through these workshops, it is also a hope that our local mat weaving communities are inspired, not only to keep their craft alive, but to also continuously share what they know.
Each participant will receive a weaving kit that includes:
- Colored buri strips
- Half-finished woven banig mat
- Embroidery needle
The fee per head is PHP 600.00
Available session dates for April at our workshop space at Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road, behind New World Hotel), Makati:
- April 10 (Wednesday), 2-5 PM
About the Instructor
As a social enterprise that aims to uplift the lives of artisans in the Philippines, Woven strives to work directly with crafts communities to create products that bring value to their work, their lives, and cultural traditions. It started in the town of Basey, Samar after it was devastated by super typhoon Yolanda. While doing research and area development plans there, the founders came upon the banig weavers who created beautiful mats made from tikog and buri. With the help of various NGOs, the enterprise organized the artisans into community craft associations, maneuvered an increase in the industry price of banigs, and raised individual incomes by more than double.
Ultimately, Woven aims to craft a better opportunities for empowered craftsmen and women, for their families, and for the next weaving generations.
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Mat Weaving & Embroidery Basics | April 10 2-5 PM
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