Photo of the Week: Wonder Weavers of Basey

Weavers of Basey, Samar

A month ago, I was in Basey, Samar, where weaving is a primary source of income for a lot of women. In this photograph is a woman cutting pieces of cloth which will serve as lining for a banig bag. The weavers make all kinds of wonderful things – bags, wallets, laptop sleeves, and mats – out of a plant called tikog, and sell these to earn for their families.

I will be posting more about the weavers soon.

A side note: Earlier this week, I was looking through my shots from this trip and wasn’t too happy about the colors. Then the other day, I came across this article from PetaPixel which featured breathtaking black and white images. I’ve always been frustrated with B&W, but I was inspired to try it out for this particular set…and it just fit. It’s amazing what a bit of inspiration and experimentation can do. 🙂

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