World-famous weaver Narda Capuyan dies in Benguet aged 73

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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.

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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.

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Capuyan is noted for her part in reviving the Cordillera Ikat tradition of designing and dying threads in vibrant colors to suit contemporary tastes.

Narda Capuyan helped create a multi-million dollar business and revivet a fading tradition.
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