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Threads of the Village

by LQ

Visiting the Yakan Village in Zamboanga where I was able to connect with Master Weaver Evelynda Otong. This is their work area. At this time, the weaver were taking a break. Notice how the instruments and sungka is just laying around the looms. They like playing live music while weaving and the kids are playing. Similar to many oral traditions, generations of weavers learned from watching their parents weave. The exposure drives them to try doing it until such time that they are able to do it on their own.

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