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Yakan Weaving Center
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24 Nov 2014
“Support the Yakans”
17 Sep 2012
“Worth a visit”
National Highway, Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

Come and buy their beautiful wares. So much effort and artistry is placed upon each handiwork. You'll want them all!

3  Thank GGBPhil
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Yakan Village is worth the trip because the products there have an air of being authentic. Besides, we were not able to see these products elsewhere at prices they were offering. The best part is you can haggle to your heart's content. Sellers were very...More

4  Thank Edwin S
Reviewed 10 September 2012

The weaving center is actually one place where one could purchase handwoven textiles by the Yakan tribe of Basilan. They also exhibit a dying art form the younger generation fail to appreciate: clothing woven through traditional means, and with the intricate designs, one would have...More

5  Thank nicolo1209
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Great buys from the Yakan tribe specially their woven products. You can actually see them weaving

3  Thank CaliTo69
Reviewed 3 April 2012

We were interested only to see the actual weaving techniques. The older woman displayed her ability to weave but i was thinking.."were the young generation know the technique?" If none at all in this time. then this beautiful cultural identity and tradition will eventually lost....More

2  Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Traditional weavings carry the wisdom of our forefathers. The woven fabrics at this place is no exception. The weavers are a tribe traditionally based in Basilan but due to the war they are displaced and are currently based here. Pillow cases, table runners, traditional costumes,...More

7  Thank redhotchili09
Reviewed 30 September 2010

The Yakan weaver center is located in Yakan Village,Brgy. Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City. About 20mins by a car from downtown. It is a unique cloth with colorful designs that are hand woven by the yakans (a tribe from basilan). i bought a wallet made from...More

9  Thank Bayanihan_72
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