Yakan Weaving Village

Arts & Crafts in Zamboanga City

About 7km out of Zamboanga City, heading west, the Yakan Weaving Village is really no more than a collection of six or seven stalls selling some high-quality Yakan weavings, such as table runners and place mats; a little brassware; and lots of ordinary mass-produced batik. Yakan are the indigenous people of nearby Basilan Island, and their woven designs are characterised by bright colours and geometric designs.