Wednesday, June 3, 2009

sagada weaving

we have seen it weaved in looms and was amazed with how each thread formed one full cloth. it was a privilege to have seen how intricate it was made.about twenty-minute walk away from town center is the famous Sagada weaving house. down in the Nangonogan area, you'll find this souvenir shop where bags, table clothes, head covers are being sold. all these items were tailored in the shop but not everyone knows that the clothes were actually woven in the building at the back of this shop. we were privileged enough to meet with the owner and allowed us to see how it was made.upon entering the weaving area, we learned that taking photos were prohibited not unless the workers agrees to be photographed. in our case, they allowed us but still we limited our shots of the wooden loom and the threads.threads are interlaced through the use of the loom these days but even before the influence of the missionaries, the locals already do the native way of weaving. it houses a number of looms and dedicated weavers.different tribes in the Cordilleras has its unique design pattern. making the woven cloth from Baguio different from the ones made in Sagada.after observing how it was being weaved, we made sure to bring home a piece of it. a perfect souvenir for the travelers who wants a piece of Sagada's culture.

46 comments:

dodong flores said...

Wow!!! This is a very detailed account about weaving complete with colorful photos!!!
My jaw dropped in awe!
Very well done photography...

Harry said...

Very nice and colorful photos.

Luis Batchoy said...

hey dong. tagal ko na gusto mg sagada. baka pag nakaipon unta ako. samahan mo ko? email mo ko tanong ako budget pag pupunta dun. Ito ba yung abel cloth? email me lusibatchoy@gmail.com

HOMER said...

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witsandnuts said...

I'm so inggit! I want to see actual weaving. When I vacationed last time, I got a huge crush on the weaved traveling bag that my closest cousin got from Sagada. Lucky me, she gave it to me. =) I want that to be my second stop (next to the church) when I get the chance to visit Sagada. =)

Ada said...

gusto punta sagada waa! ang ganda ng weaving photos, weaving effect talaga siya! woot

Ayei said...

wow I love the place and yung weaving grabeh ang ganda actually I really appreciate this kind of art ang ganda ng color nakakaamaze ang mga ganitong uri ng sining :D lagi ko naririnig ung sagada dati and I am hoping someday na makita ko rin po iyon :D and thank you po kua I was able to see it even only at the pictures :D yup I added up you already on my links kua thank you po :D

Photo Cache said...

I really love to see weaving done. That is fantastic account. I'm sure they are proud of their product.

I like this sagada tour a lot, dong.

JM said...

Fantastic set of shots of the fabrics being made. It's a work I allways like to watch.

ShatterShards said...

The patterns are very intricate! And I like the way you captured it on your photos. The colors are lovely.

gillboard said...

I find it interesting kung paano nabubuo yung tela dun sa weaver... Need to see one of those up close..

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Cultural interesting and beautiful scenery.

Antoine Greg said...

i was amazed as well...
i think this is one of the most interesting part about going places...
i dunno i really adore that ...
i remembered wanting to buy many "baguio bags" in the past...
hahahaha

fortuitous faery said...

the color of the building is a spectacle by itself! pink! :)

Sidney said...

You should publish a guide book.
You documented the weaving process in a beautiful and artistic way!

SandyCarlson said...

That is amazing. Must be neat to build a life around such an art form that is as beautiful as it is useful. These pictures exude peace somehow.

Lawstude said...

very colorful. galing talaga ng ingenuity ng pinoy sa mga ganyang bagay.

uncleawang said...

I can picture how beautiful is the weaving & the souvenir sold:)
Have a nice day.

Inkversified said...

nice. we also have something like that here, i think its what the bukidnon people call hinabi.

thanks for the link. go dong and explore more!

Aracir said...

i love the sagada weaving house. it stands out!!

alicesg said...

Yes, this weaving are very precious as they need very skillful workers to do them. Not an easy task. The little town looked so peaceful and lovely.

darkhorse said...

wow Dong! may ganito pa palang pag gawa ng tela...tlagng original kitang kita lahat...oist abangan ko yun hangin coffin ha...tc

sheng said...

I love that, my trip to lake Sebu once was featured in my blog and I highlighted the dreamweaver too, they weave intricate designs for t'nalak... and guess what, the weaver is an octogenarian...Nice post dom, i wish i could visit sagada soon.

walkwithmetothemoon said...

Wow really really nice! It looks very colorful. Ang ganda ng mga bahay. Parang yung mga nakikita sa movies at foreign villages. Galing! I want to see an actual weaving. It is such a mystery panu ginagawa. It looks very intricate.

Raft3r said...

parang ang ganda ng kalye nila
walang bumps
yun agad napuna ko, diba
hehe

mordsith said...

the beautiful patterns only show that we must preserve our cultural heritage. :)

The Islander said...

thank you for bringing back the memories dong. indeed, you are privileged to actually witness the weaving of looms of the tribe.

my remembrance with the place is a coin purse with a very similar design like that of the second to the last pic. then i accessorized with a key chain of wooden replica of a jar. its been with me all the time. *wala pang laba since i bought it there. haha*

btw, what route have you taken in going to sagada? mas exciting yung kalinga-bontoc route. delikado pero very thrilling. really an adventure trip.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I had always wanted to see how they do that weaving. I have seen "abaca" weaving though.
Wonderful photos, Dong.

Dennis Villegas said...

Fantastic, from outside to inside--great documentary, Dong!

nuts said...

pano nga ba actual na pag-weave? you're lucky to have few shots of these wooden loom and threads.

REDLAN said...

may ara man na sa amon sa tigbauan, gapanghimu sila patadjong. nalingaw ko na maglantaw samtang ang ano na ang term sa ginsulan hilo ah. from right to left tas sikad sikad. malingaw ka maglantaw. kaw pa indi allowed mag take photos. sa charm yan. lol. diin na souvenir ko? joke lnag. nanotice ko lang, nami ang mga builidngs or balay sa sagada. daw sa european style.

bertN said...

Are tourists routinely allowed to see this or do they have to make arrangement in advance?

Layrayski said...

very nice dong. its not an ordinary travel that you did huh? colorful!

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

At the very least you were permitted to shoot some.. I actually wanted to see kung paano nila gingawa mga yan.. Parang sa Zamboanga din siguro..

Sagada is one place na gustung gusto kong puntahan..Napakita sa mga posts mo how beautiful Sagada is..

Ax said...

nakapunta na ako sa Sagada. tuwang tuwa ako!

pero hindi ko yata napuntahan yan! interesting posts. it is good that we still have that weaving of looms of the tribes.

it preserves culture!

fufu said...

what a great sharing!! simply love this sagada weaving =p i think we have our own weaving in malaysia... i bet it would be totally different with the filipino style though i havent see it here in malaysia >.<

Bengbeng said...

A laborious job but i am sure the creations ar elovely. Great photo journalism this post

luna miranda said...

i noticed it among the Ifugaos...they don't like their photos taken [without permission]. they probably had a bad experience with some tourists in the past.

nice photos of Sagada weaving. it's back-breaking---hands and feet are both at work. they produce some unique patterns.

jeanny said...

Ang ganda talga sa Sagada. The husband and I planned to visit it on our next vacation :)

Blue Rose said...

you are so lucky to see the actual weaving. kakainggit naman. it reminds me to save more para makapasyal din ako ng sagada.

Pietro said...

Very nice and interesting, Dong.

Erick said...

ang tatapang ng mga asong bantay sa establishment na yan. the best talaga sagada.

Heart of Rachel said...

That is a beautiful craft that I really admire. Hope sagada weaving will continue to prosper.

Joy said...

I wish I could visit there, too! I am fascinated by traditional means of creating things - especially the loom!

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Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Ay bat di ko nakita to nung nag Sagada ako.. =(

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