ABRA, THE PHILIPPINES: THE TINGGUIANS, BAMBOOS, AND THE ART OF Dyeing

Abra is a province in the Cordillera Administrative Region, infamous for violence. Ir resulted in loss of lives as well as indigenous art.

Abra is famous for “natural dye makers” — the indigenous highland people called Tingguians – Here are few pics to give you idea about philippines dyeing art.

The Bamboo Split Weavers

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The Natural Dye

There are plants to make colours: mahogany for red, jackfruit and ginger for yellow, the malatayum plant for indigo, the narra tree for brown, among others.

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