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T’nalak (Dream Weavers), Philippines

T’nalak is a traditional cloth found in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, Philippines made by T’boli people. This traditional cloth is hand-woven made of abaca fibers which traditionally has three primary colors, red, black and the original color of the abaca leaves. The colorant of the materials are naturally dyed boiled in with bark, roots and leaves of plants. It is an heritage and believed that the intricate and creative patterns of the T’nalak was seen on their dreams and made it on to work. They can’t create a design of the T’nalak if they haven’t dreamed of it. They are sometimes called the “Dream Weavers”.

(Source: asean-community)


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