T’nalak is a hand woven fabric made by the ethnic T’boli tribe in Southern Mindanao. It is made from abaca fibers which has three primary colors red, black and the original color of the Abaca leaves. The color comes from vegetable dyes and natural pigments from tree barks. They are called the “Dream Weavers” because is said that the intricate and creative patterns of the Tinalak was seen on their dreams and made it on to work. They can’t create a design of the Tinalak if they haven’t dreamed of it.
“T’nalak.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Feb. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%27nalak.