As the heroine of our Chavacano tale, "Amina and the City of Flowers" learns, the bright colors and bold geometry of Yakan weaving are a special way of recording one's environment. This style of weaving is one of the most complicated in the Philippines, and each piece is unique. These seputangan were commissioned from the women of the Yakan weaving village by Abek Home + Culture.
Your generous support at this level will enable us to give 250 books to Philippine libraries and schools. We'll be partnering with the non-profit Library Renewal Partnership and the Batanes Department of Education (among others), to make Sari-Sari Storybooks accessible to children in the Philippines. Your name will be printed in the Philippine edition of one story, and you'll receive 10 copies of that book.
We're collaborating with SwitoTwins, a Davao-based design + social entrepreneurship, to bring you this very special reward.
The 3D Torogan is a toy house scaled and modeled from the torogan, the ancestral house of Meranaw royalty. Central to Meranaw community life, the torogan was where the sultan held meetings with datus (chieftains), royal weddings, and games, among other key community activities. Now, there are only a few torogan left standing. The 3D Torogan is an educational tool for both the young and old to learn and explore the intelligent design of pre-colonial and Mindanao architecture, and the richness of Meranaw culture.