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Ivatan woman weaving a Vakul

Vakul is a headgear used to protect the Ivatans from rain, wind and sun. Vakuls are used by women while its counterpart Talugong are worn by Ivatan men.

Vakuls are made out of Philippine Date Palm or Voyavoy leaves. The palm leaves are being dried under the sun, shredded into thin parts and woven to make a Vakul.




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