Artisan: Buri Weaver of Ilocos Sur

They were our inspiration when we created Moon Water. The weavers of Ilocos Sur in the northern Philippines.

They have been making traditional “buri” woven mats for decades which is a household trademark.  So with our second collection, we collaborated with Auntie Marites from Ilocos Province who made our small woven cases and wine bags which you can find here.

Auntie Marites has been weaving buri leaves since she was in grade school. She is the only member of the family who continued this tradition and today it is her own family’s source of income. Her business helped other weavers in the community as well. She hires stay at home parents when there are huge orders.