Narra Studio | Returning To Roots: Homegrown Habi Cotton
The Philippines is home to many weaving traditions, with each region in the archipelago taking pride in distinctive patterns in cloth and weaving practices. For many weavers, the colors of the yarn, the meaning of symbols, and the deft movements of their fingers are cultural and family traditions taught to them through generations. Despite a world that continually promotes fast fashion, the weavers preserve these art forms that have been passed down, creating beautifully handmade pieces with care.
Preserving these traditional weaving practices is often an insurmountable challenge, which is one of the reasons HABI Philippine Textile Council was formed in 2009—to advocate the weaving heritage of the Philippines.
Watch Habi Book “Weaving Ways” and History of Cotton with Dr. Norma Respicio here:
Watch the HABI Cotton Advocacy with Mike Claparols here: