Wrap yourself in cosy culture with this light weight 100% handwoven Yakan weave shawl.
Handmade Yakan weave shawl in classic blue decorated with contrasting panels of traditional red patterns. 80% cotton fiber
Size: Free size (fits XS - XL)
Dimensions: 70 in x 20 in
Care: Handwash and iron on low heat. May be dry cleaned
The Yakan weave is created with a backstrap loom and is recognized as one of the most intricate weaves in the Philippines with bold geometric patterns and striking colors. Over the years, the weavers have adopted the use of fibre blends due to the scarcity of natural fibres and market demand. The color palette has also evolved to include subtle color hues. It takes at least a week to warp the loom with more than 100,000 meters of fiber and produce a meter of Yakan fabric.
Linea Etnika is a Filipino artisanal brand inspired by heritage and powered by women. The brand embraces the slow fashion movement and advocates to sustain traditional handloom weaving by making weaves mainstream.
The brand aesthetic adheres to timeless, elegant and versatile fashion which allows freedom of movement and expression. The clothing designs incorporate handloom weaves from the Yakan People in Zamboanga City where they have a direct relationship with their network of over 20 women weavers. To further showcase the rich culture of Mindanao, they also make use of the Tausug weaves in Sulu.
Another handloom weave featured in B.zaar Collective is the Tausug weaves from Sulu. Multi colored and multi pattern fabric created by weavers based on their mood and memory. The brand believes in dignity of work, respect of culture and communities and genuine relationships. Linea Etnika women become part of a journey that celebrates the hearts and hands of the people who make the products.