A mat weaver in Tandubas, the hometown of the most recognized and master mat weaver among the Sama-Bajau, Haja Amina Appi.

Tawi-Tawi is well known for its expert weaving, a place where unique colorful mats with complex geometric patterns are hand-made, and Tandubas is the center of where this craft orginated. Mat weaving among the Sama-Bajau is exclusive to women, from the harvesting of the pandan leaves to the execution of the design.

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