Come second (and last) day, I really wanted to catch dawn at Calle Crisologo but the lazy ass in me woke up past 7 am already. After packing our things and saying good byes to the kind and generous people who accomodated us, we went to a weaving center to check out how local fabric is made.
Rowilda’s Handloom Weaving does not only showcase one of the famous industries of Ilocos but also preserves the traditional skills that the locals are known for. It said that weaving subjects are included in the academic curriculum to reeducate students with the said expertise. The owner of Rowilda’s acquired training in Manila that’s why designs on fabrics show contemporary styles and aesthetics. Product varieties can go from table cloths, blankets, and even sashes for school graduations. My mom bought a few pieces of napkins and blankets which cost her around 100-350 pesos.