Malingkat's story began in part with my search for the perfect table runner for our dining table. I didn't have anything specific in mind. I didn't even realize I wanted or needed a table runner until I was in my mid-30s. I checked specialty stores and my favorite online shop with curated pieces from all over the world, but nothing "spoke" to me.
Until I went to a local fair and saw stacks of absolutely gorgeous and colorful handwoven Yakan fabrics. I immediately imagined it resplendently laid out on our table, I had found my perfect table runner. And the best part? It was locally made by a Muslim tribe from Mindanao.
I knew right there and then what I wanted to do - showcase and promote our handwoven fabrics and the tribes and artisans that make them, with special focus on Muslim Mindanao, one table runner at a time.
Custom woven Yakan table runner in neutral colors
(Photo from @StyledbyNoelle)