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Binatbatan Festival

Binatbatan Festival of Arts is a celebration of the culture and old industries of Vigan – especially the Abel Weaving Industry. Abel Weaving has been a part of Vigan’s culture even before the colonization of the Spaniards.

Binatbatan Festival came from the word “batbat” – the process of beating the cotton with the use of bamboo sticks to separate the seeds from the fiber that came from a tree called “kapas sanglay.” In Ilocano, “kapas” means coton.


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