Ophel Addom

 

Ophel Addom, Kalinga Master Weaver

Manang Ophel Addom is Jenny Bawer-Young’s sister. Manang Ophel started weaving at 5 and started baking delicious Kalinga delicacies at 10. She’s one of the daughters of Master Artist Cirilio “Sapi” Bawer who was a retired Kalinga teacher from Mabilong. Being known as the headhunters, the Bawer family wanted to change the conversation through “no longer using the axe” of their ancestors as weapons. Instead, they use music, dance and weaving culture against conforming dictatorship of globalization. 

Ophelia works for an LGU in lubuagan. She has 3 kids and married to Kuya John Addom.