Rara: Art and Tradition of Mat Weaving in the Philippines
A comprehensive resource on mat weaving, Rara: Art and Tradition of Mat Weaving in the Philippines by Elmer I. Nocheseda, looks into the tradition of mats as well as its materiality and forms. The first half of the book presents a historical and linguistic background of mat weaving with attention to indigenous knowledge and belief systems, an exploration of its philosophical and cultural underpinning, and an introduction to weaving cultures, techniques and materials. The second half discusses the most common weaving materials, such as palm, pandan, bamboo, and rattan, with detailed treatment of techniques, patterns and procedures for each material.
The Philippine Textile Council, Philippines
Softcover / 10 x 7 inches / 330 pages / Color