Carol Ann Apilado: Textile Practices of the Ilokano People of the Philippines
A few years ago, Carol Ann Apilado discovered that she belonged to a lineage of Ilokano weavers in the Philippines, where her family is from. This led her to embark on a fibre arts journey, teaching herself how to use a floor loom and learning traditional Ilokano weaving techniques. As she continued weaving and learning about her ancestors, Carol Ann began to appreciate how they are all connected through this beautiful and ancient craft. In this video below Apilado shares her story by responding to two woven pieces from Abra province in the Philippines [T86.0096 & T82.0073].
Below are the images of the pieces that inspired Apilado to create her response. Learn more about these pieces in our online collection by clicking on the live links below.
Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Cordillera Administrative Region- Abra, 1925 – 1950
Gift of S. Markson to the Textile Museum of Canada
Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Cordillera Administrative Region- Apayao Province – Abra, 1925 – 1950
Gift of Simon Waegemaekers to the Textile Museum of Canada