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Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

Tunisia activists win Nobel Peace Prize in boost to fledgling democracy

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:32 AM

The Nobel panel says the award to the National Dialogue Quartet is intended as an encouragement to the Tunisian people and as a beacon to the war torn Middle East north Africa and beyond

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. A four-way composite photo (all dated 15 January 2015) of the members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize announced in Oslo. From left: Wided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Employers' Union, Houcine Abbassi, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union, Abdessattar Ben Moussa, President of the Tunisian Human Rights, and Mohamed Fadhel Mahmoud, President of the National Bar Association of Tunisa. Handout photo by EPA

Kommaly Chanthavong: Preserving culture, weaving women’s future

Sep 04, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Kommaly Chanthavong escaped the bombings of the Vietnam War bringing only heirloom pieces of silk with her Now she helps poor displaced women earn a livelihood through silk weaving

FOR WOMEN. Kommaly Chanthavong helps Laotian women support their families by teaching them the art of silk weaving.

Mat weavers of Tawi-Tawi face the waves of change

Jun 13, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The Sama Dilaut weavers struggle to preserve the tradition of mat weaving despite the changing times

SKILLED HANDS. It takes one to two months to finish a full-sized mat. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Filipino fiber makes it to Rome runway

Sep 21, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Filipino designers to showcase creations in Rome made out of indigenous fiber

FIBER. Indigenous materials are a perfect feature for high-fashion pieces. Rappler file photo

5 bargain markets for home furnishings

Jun 09, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Do you know the 5 places within the Metro to get the cheapest furniture decors and other house fixtures?

PEDRO GIL MARKET. One-stop street for furniture needs. All photos by Ephraim Bongcaras