Natural Fabric and Dyes
Taken from the tagalog word “dinurado” referring to a process of dipping objects in precious metals, Durado fabrics take inspiration from local materials, complemented by gilding and relief techniques. Our complex manual processes on abaca, piña, cotton and other vegetals lend a gloss of age and elegance to textiles as precious as gold.
In August 2016, PFAS trekked Mt. Tagapo in search of talahib fields with associate Jenny Aguyong who lives on the island of Talim and crafts accessories in her community out of natural dyes and fibre.