Arriving at Basey, Samar we were looking for their famous weaved banigs (mat) at the National Highway but we could not find one. Desperate, we asked the first person we saw and she explained that the shops are inside the town. She also told us that she was actually a weaver.
Making the Banigs
As we invited her into our vehicle she explained how the whole community is involved in making their banigs. There are two processes to make one banig before it is sold, lara (weaving) and burda (embroidery).