Likhang Aklanon

The island of Panay has a centuries-old tradition of piña weaving that began during the Spanish colonial period. Kalibo, Aklan, in particular, is known to be the oldest and primary manufacturer of piña, and many Aklanons earn a living from piña weaving.

Piña Weaver

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Calado work on pina

Calado work on pina

Pinilian Technique

Pinilian Technique

Pinilian design

Pinilian design

Piña orange

Piña orange

Embroidery on Piña

Embroidery on Piña

Pure Piña

Pure Piña

Piña Weaving

Piña is considered the queen of Philippine fabrics because of its expensive and luxurious nature. Recognized as “elite” wear, piña is usually reserved for special and prestigious occasions such as weddings and formal events. Its delicate appearance belies its strength and durability. 

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