This roundie was woven by a handloom weaver in La Union, Philippines, which has a weaving tradition and history that goes as far back as the galleon trade during the Spanish period. To make a large fabric in La Union, two weavers sit side by side on a floor loom, throwing and catching the shuttle (a tool that holds thread for the warp) to create the fabric. The wooden pedals they use vary depending on the inabel design. For this particular design, wasig, they use a 2-pedal loom.
It uses a light inabel fabric and comes with a pompom trimming. Used as a cover-up, a picnic or beach mat, or even a table mantle.
Size: 60” diameter
Color: Dark Gray, Light Blue, Cream
Weave: Inabel (handwoven fabric from the Ilocos region)
Inabel design: Wasig
Materials: cotton, polyester
Hand wash at 40°C. If machine wash is preferred, use a warm low spin cycle.
Hang damp from line or bar. It is better for the fabric and for the environment. Tumble drying is not recommended, but if necessary, use a Delicate/Gentle cycle setting.