ANTHILL Fabric Gallery
ANTHILL Fabric Gallery is changing the landscape of Filipino-made crafts through the reimagination of traditional weaves. Through a Master and Apprentice Program, ANTHILL works with multiple indigenous communities to foster sustainable livelihoods by providing supportive environments and teaching relevant business practices.
The Daraghuyan Bukidnon community is an ANTHILL partner residing in the rural alps of Mindanao. There are 50 households where the women weave handwoven goods out of dried indigenous plants. They consider traditional weaving a spiritual calling only to be executed by a select few. Their process is equally majestic as it is arduous. All-natural abaca fibers (also known as Manila hemp) are hand-spun, naturally dyed, and woven on a loom into beautiful textiles.