Monday, June 18, 2007

Mat Weaving

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (June 18, 2007) – The traditional banig or mat weaving reveals the colors and tradition of the B'laan indigenous people. An organization of B'laan women displays their products at the opening of the town's 38th Foundation Anniversary and 2nd Pakaradyan Festival which ends on June 21. (Photo by SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE/CAS)
Shown in the photo above is Rose Balandan, the head of the Mat Weavers Association located at Sitio Upper Lasang, Malapatan. Each mat design is unique. A visit to thier Mat Weaving School of Living tradition site is worth a visit.You can contact the Office of the Governor thru its Indigenous Peoples Development Program for technical assistance.

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