Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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.