10 April 2019

Geography Brown Bag Colloquium Series #4 (2018-2019): Mapping of Hand Weaving Communities in the Philippines

By Marion Micah Tinio

Andre Quiray shared the initial findings of their project towards Mapping the Philippine Handwoven Textile Communities. The project, which started in June 2018, is being piloted in Kalibo, Aklan. Kalibo piña weaving is undergoing the nomination process for the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.  

The Project aims to, among other objectives, generate baseline data required for the UNESCO nomination process. Through the pilot study in Kalibo, a methodology will be determined for nationwide mapping and study of Philippine handwoven textile communities.

Andre Quiray introduces the project.
Quiray presented initial results of the study. Outputs presented include thematic maps of distribution and socio-economic profiles of handwoven textile weavers. Quiray also highlighted information from focus group discussions with suppliers, weavers and entrepreneurs regarding their health, experience, competence, mastery and weaving designs.

Andre Quiray is a Senior Lecturer of the Department, teaching courses on rural geography and resource management. 

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