About Abek Home + Culture

Abek Home and Culture began in 2013 as a small booth at the Likhang Habi Market Fair by photographer Kat Palasi. Kat began with the creation of throw pillows made from handwoven textiles from various weaving communities in the Philippines. 

ABEK Home and Culture advocates for naturally dyed clothing and home decor reviving some of our ancient Filipino patterns. It is also inspired by various Filipino native clothing. Abek also believes in making use of local flora and fauna (usually endemic to the Philippines) in its surface designs.

Abek has worked with Tboli women beaders in South Cotabato in Mindanao and will be looking to work with more indigenous artisans in 2019. Its women sewers are in Caloocan city in Manila. Abek sees its role as maker and educator about Philippine cultures especially focusing on textiles.

ABEK HOME and CULTURE believes strongly and is inspired by the traditions of the many cultures in the Philippines making sure that its artisans are recognized and their stories told.