Hablon is a hand woven fabric used for clothes and tablecloths. It is taken from a Hiligaynon word “Habol” meaning “to weave”. Miagao is one of the towns in Iloilo that capitalized on its hablon industry. The cloth is made from various materials such as cotton, jusi (banana fiber), piña (pineapple fiber). Nowadays, it’s just mostly made from cotton and rayon thread.
ABS-CBN Corp. “Iloilo’s Hablon: A Colorful Product in the Textile Capital of the Philippines.” Choose Philippines, http://www.choosephilippines.com/specials/buy-local/3743/colorful-hablon-miagao-iloilo.