Woman Weaving Abel. An Ilocano woman is shown weaving an “abel”. Abel is an Ilocano word for the traditional textile of Vigan and the Ilocos Region in the Philippines. The abel cloth is known for being a strong, colorful material. Weavers use a wooden handloom in order to create varied and unique designs.
Woman Drying Fish. When I visited Santiago Island in Bolinao Pangasinan, I got the chance to capture this woman checking on the array of fish being dried. Dried rabbitfish or danggit is prepared by first splitting the fish open, cleaning and salting it, and then spreading it out on drying racks under the sun. Drying is a conservation technique that safely enables fish to have a longer shelf life. Danggit making has continued to support around 50% of families living on the island. It is considered a sustaineable means of livelihood there.
Thanks for all the incredible photos depicting the beauty, colour and diversity in local economies. Keep them coming!
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Thanks Mahdieh for the beautiful photos!