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Bring a sense of serenity onto your table tops with these 100% cotton placemats. Each piece is woven on a handloom and customarily made of Inabel fabric; which is uniquely prepared by turning cotton fiber into spools of beeswax-brushed yarn. Finished with raised ribbed-like patterns called 'wasig', these beautifully handcrafted placemats carry vibrant traditions into your home.
SUSTAINING LIVELIHOODS: Made by former orphans, elderly artisans and students in a small family-run center located in Ilocos, Philippines. These handwoven products provide the weavers with a sustainable income while keeping the craft alive.
WOVEN INABEL PLACEMAT
What is INABEL? The inabel is one of the many prides of the Ilocos region in the Philippines. “Abel” is the Ilocano word for weave, and “inabel” can be interpreted to mean any kind of woven fabric. In the world of weaving however, inabel is particularly used to refer to textile that is distinctly Ilocano in origin.