Haja Amina Appi

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Haja Amina Appi is recognized as the master mat weaver among the Sama indigenous community of Ungos Matata, Tandubas, Tawi-Tawi. She is respected throughout her community for her unique designs, straightness of her edging (tabig) and fineness of her sasa and kima-kima. She is very eager to teach and pass on the art of weaving mats to her descendants. A GAMABA (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) 2005 awardee.


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