Yakan

 Yakan Tennun Community, Buahan Lamitan City, Basilan

YAKAN - BUNGASAMA

YAKAN - BUNGASAMA

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • Width 16"
The eponymous Yakan weave is named after the tribe located in Lamitan City, Basilan who have mastered the loom over the generations. Diamond-checkers enclosing both simple and elaborate geometric patterns are the stand-out design feature of the Yakan's Bungasama variant.
YAKAN - SINALUAN

YAKAN - SINALUAN

  • 100% cotton
  • Width 16"
Yakan is made for use in ceremonial contexts like religious rituals and special occasions. This variant of the weave, the Yakan-Sinaluan, is uniquely designed with two-tone stripes that span the entire face of the fabric.
YAKAN - BUNGASAMA DIAMOND DESIGN

YAKAN - BUNGASAMA DIAMOND DESIGN

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • Width 16"
Bright colors fashioned into vibrantly bold patterns make the Yakan, and that is likely why the women of the tribe have historically used the textile in their traditional dress known as the "Semmek."
YAKAN - BUNGASAMA CRAB DESIGN

YAKAN - BUNGASAMA CRAB DESIGN

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • Width 16"
The fibres of the Yakan serve as a testament to the resourcefulness of the tribe, with threads spun from pineapple, abaca, and even bamboo fibres found on the island. This variant of the Yakan further highlights the tribe's connection with nature, showing patterns that appear to replicate the landscape of the world around them.
YAKAN - BUNGASAMA DIAMOND TWO COLORS

YAKAN - BUNGASAMA DIAMOND TWO COLORS

  • 80% cotton 20% polyester
  • Width 16"
This version of the Bungasama portrays a simple two-color design of flowers and and diamonds in a diagonal checkered pattern.

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