Who brought the first embroidery in Lumban Laguna?
Centuries ago, Lumban served as one of the first trading posts of Chinese merchants due to its accessibility from the Manila Bay via the Pasig River and Laguna de Bay. Franciscan nuns introduced needlework to the wives of fishermen and farmers in the early 1600s, Estrella said.
What is Burdang Taal?
Burdang Taal is the old native hand embroidery tradition of the town of Taal, Batangas. It involves a long painstaking process from the initial gathering and drying of raw materials like pineapple and abaca fibers to weaving these fibers using a loom.
What towns in the Philippines can you find a lot of embroidery materials?
The town of Taal, Batangas had a long tradition of hand embroidery since the turn of the century. Its intricate, well-embossed hand embroidery made it increasingly a refined art of society.
What is the famous design in Taal Batangas?
Taal is most known for the piña fabric, which is especially difficult to embroider on. The more popular designs are the callado and sinuksok. Callado is a kind of filigree work wherein the cloth thread is pulled from the cloth in an intricate pattern that goes with simple or ornate hand embroidery designs.