Loom Weavers of Igbaras - Iloilo Attractions

Loom Weavers of Igbaras

Catch a glimpse of one of the oldest and fading traditional crafts in Panay. Loom weaving in Panay dates back to the Spaniards who came to the Philippines. However, introduction of western-made textile brought an onslaught drop in Iloilo's textile industry. Among the few places where tidal or loom weaving managed to survive include Igbaras and Miag-ao.


In Barangay Sta. Barbara, Igbaras, few households still practice the are of loom weaving in making patadyong. A patadyong is West Visayan wrap around which has various uses, one may use it as skirt, dress, and baby carriers among others. Loom weaving has now been diversified to include not only patadyong but also shawls, placemats, pillow cases, kerchiefs, and even school uniforms.


People who engage in traditional loom weaving are a vanishing breed, younger people are no longer interested in learning the craft and time has already given way to cheaper and more modern clothing.


Read more about the loom weavers of Igbaras.

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