July 13, 2024

SAGADA, Mountain Province – Twenty weavers from this municipality recently participated in a three-day training on Advance Handloom Weaving for Complex Designs and Patterns conducted by the Department of Science and Technology-Mountain Province to help the preservation of weaving culture in the province.

Resource Speaker Rose Ann B. Wangdali shared her knowledge on creating designs, developing new designs, and different weaving techniques.

“Our experience going around the communities, ‘yung mga weaver are actually more on weaving lang, not the process; the limitation is that they just know how to weave so I taught them how to design, how to develop a new design, and what are the weaving techniques because there are plenty of techniques in weaving,” she said.

 Wangdali said learning these weaving techniques and developing their own design will help the weavers develop their capabilities and will bring out their creativity.

“It is a big help to them because they can explore their capacities and their respective artistic abilities will come out,” she said.

Weaver Raymunda Kilongan thanked the DOST for allowing new weavers to learn, which can help them in their respective weaving business.

The training aims to capacitate weavers on how to create and weave designs and patterns contributing to culture and heritage preservation.

The skill will also help them produce various options of woven fabrics that will increase marketability while ensuring the continuous practice of weaving and generating additional income for the families. – Valerie Taguba