Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo is pushing for the preservation and promotion of the weaving tradition of the Maranao.
This as the provincial government, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Paglingkawas Women Federation (PAWFED), a non-profit organization, designated a place inside the Pasalubong Center where the traditional handloom weaving device used to create blankets will be promoted.
The area will also serve as a hub for the younger generations to learn the handcrafting technique, as well as appreciate the history and continue the rich and colorful Maranao tradition, the local government said.
Dimaporo visited the Pasalubong Center recently and witnessed the demonstration of one of the members of ISLAHIYYAH Association from the Municipality of Poona Piagapo weaving a blanket made from Inaul fabric.
The local government said the governor was grateful that the traditional weaving was preserved and being continued in Poona Piagapo.