#91 Yakan tapestry

Yakan is a tribe in southwestern Mindanao island, an ethnic group known for their fine and brightly woven tapestries.

The typical Yakan design is the diamond pattern which is the tribe’s distinctive motif for a range of tapestries. Due to its geographical location, influences from neighboring Indonesian islands can also be seen in Yakan weaving.  

Aside from table runners, decorative wall pieces, the Yakan women also weave a tubular fabric  traditionally used as malong (wrap-around skirt). The Basilan group of islands are among the chief producers of quality and authentic Yakan cloth.

Mabuhay ang Yakan!

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One response to “#91 Yakan tapestry

  1. nadzwae

    Hi.. Thanks for posting this one.. Btw, I’m a Yakan girl and proud to be one..🙂

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