Al Jameelah Weaving Center | Things to do in Cotabato City-Maguindanao
Inaul is the time-honored art of weaving of the Maguindanao people. In Al Jameelah Weaving Center, the tradition is kept alive by their all-female employ of weavers. Considered one of the most versatile handwoven textile, the inaul can be worn as a malong (tube skirt), turban, blanket, prayer mat, sun shade, shawl, curtain, or picnic mat. The more formal designs are used during weddings and other special occasions. The weaving center displays various designs: the binaludto (rainbow), panigabi (taro), and the rare tie-dyed binaludan, which is also known as ikat among the T'boli and the Cordillera people. The number of days to finish the inaul depends on the difficulty of the design and pattern, but the average is one to three days.
Address: Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Cotabato City, Maguindanao
Business hours: Open Everyday
Entrance fee: N/A