Santiago

 Vigan, Ilocos Sur / Benguet Province

SANTIAGO WEAVE NAGTANAN

SANTIAGO WEAVE NAGTANAN

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • Width 24"
The Santiago weave employs a technique that allows weavers to create elaborate and often even narrative designs.
SANTIAGO WEAVE - HEXAGON

SANTIAGO WEAVE - HEXAGON

  • Cotton polyester thread
  • Width 24"
The hexagon design of the Santiago weave is breathtakingly elaborate. While it may appear to have some similarity to the weavers' depiction of the river flow, the hexagon design's intricate details wonderfully distinguish it.
SANTIAGO WEAVE - LARGER DIAMOND

SANTIAGO WEAVE - LARGER DIAMOND

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • Width 24"
This variation of the Santiago weave features sizeable geometric figure dubbed "larger diamonds" that make for a bold pop of color.
SANTIAGO WEAVE - OVERALL DIAMOND

SANTIAGO WEAVE - OVERALL DIAMOND

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • Width 24"
The relief technique employed in making the Santiago weaves lends this typical diamond pattern a fluff of texture.
SANTIAGO WEAVE - FISHERMAN

SANTIAGO WEAVE - FISHERMAN

  • Cotton polyester thread
  • Width 24"
The Santiago weave is known for some of its designs presenting themes more figuratively than weaves tend to. Take this Fisherman design, for example, which makes a turn for the narrative and portrays a fisherman interacting with his source of livelihood.
SANTIAGO WEAVE - OVERALL GUAVA LEAVES

SANTIAGO WEAVE - OVERALL GUAVA LEAVES

  • Cotton polyester thread
  • Width 24"
This portrayal of the guava executes the fruit and its leaves' veins as a delightful burst of detail tamed by bold stripes that cross through the fabric.
SANTIAGO WEAVES - ROOSTER

SANTIAGO WEAVES - ROOSTER

  • Cotton polyester thread
  • Width 24"
As a brocade weave or pinilian, threads are relieved methodically to create patterns that float along the surface of Santiago fabrics. This allows for bolder and more figurative designs like the rooster shown here.
SANTIAGO WEAVE - DIAMOND & FLORAL

SANTIAGO WEAVE - DIAMOND & FLORAL

  • Cotton polyester thread
  • Width 24"
Forms found in nature inspire designs for the Santiago weave and are portrayed as uniformly woven patterns on the fabric. This design shows fully polygonal flowers enclosed in a diamond pattern.
SANTIAGO WEAVE - FLORAL

SANTIAGO WEAVE - FLORAL

  • Cotton polyester thread
  • Width 24"
The weavers at Vigan, a World Heritage Site, weave rich history and tradition into their fabrics, portraying natural elements that have inspired their community for generations.

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