World famous weaver Narda Capuyan died on March 11. She was 73.
Narda has been lying in state at her home at Winacao Eco-cultural Village, Acop, Tublay, Benguet.
Capayuan won numerous awards in the Philippines and abroad. She served as president of the Narda’s Hand-woven Arts and Crafts Inc. and Narda’s Trading Corp.
She was a native of Besao, Mountain Province. Although a family planning nurse by profession, Capuyan began weaving in 1972, creating blankets from recycled acrylic yarn.
Her hobby encouraged others to follow her lead – creating beautiful textiles rather than babies.
Capuyan is noted for her part in reviving the Cordillera Ikat tradition of designing and dying threads in vibrant colors to suit contemporary tastes.