Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ang Maglalala (The Weaver)

Maglalala (Weaver)

My mom, weaving balulang or bayong (bag) made of Pandan leaves. Pandan weaving is one of the primary industries of the town of Luisiana, Laguna, Philippines.

Siko Siko

The people of Luisiana, Laguna developed different variations of the weaves they create out of pandan leaves. And they are the one who gave the rather "peculiar" names of the each type of weave. This particular weave is called "Siko Siko" (Siko is elbow in English) because each pointed corner resembles the "elbow."

More info of my beloved hometown here.

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