ABEKHomeAndCulture

Re-Launching in August 2014!

Quezon City, Philippines · 0 Sales

ABEKHomeAndCulture

Re-Launching in August 2014!

Quezon City, Philippines 0 Sales On Etsy since 2013

Announcement   Hi! Welcome to my shop. ABEK HOME & CULTURE is about tradition, culture, a way of life, places, people.

"Abek" ( variant is "avek"), is an Ibaloy word for either cloth or mat ( made of local grass called "banig") that is placed on a floor to make a guest's bed at night comfortable. Ibaloys are an indigenous people in Benguet,Northern Philippines. In colder areas in Benguet, the "abek or avek" is usually a thick blanket or sewn fabric like a quilt. In the hotter areas, a mat made of local grass. I decided to use "abek" because it reminds me of my home and my family, of my roots, of comfort.

I also have started a BLOG where I post about my travels, about meeting the weavers, about appreciating various Philippine cultures, and just notes on what is coming up, news on ABEK's own journey.

For 2014, I will introduce PURE COTTON WEAVE. Watch out for this!=)

Please check out: http://abekhomeandculture.tumblr.com/

Announcement

Hi! Welcome to my shop. ABEK HOME & CULTURE is about tradition, culture, a way of life, places, people.

"Abek" ( variant is "avek"), is an Ibaloy word for either cloth or mat ( made of local grass called "banig") that is placed on a floor to make a guest's bed at night comfortable. Ibaloys are an indigenous people in Benguet,Northern Philippines. In colder areas in Benguet, the "abek or avek" is usually a thick blanket or sewn fabric like a quilt. In the hotter areas, a mat made of local grass. I decided to use "abek" because it reminds me of my home and my family, of my roots, of comfort.

I also have started a BLOG where I post about my travels, about meeting the weavers, about appreciating various Philippine cultures, and just notes on what is coming up, news on ABEK's own journey.

For 2014, I will introduce PURE COTTON WEAVE. Watch out for this!=)

Please check out: http://abekhomeandculture.tumblr.com/

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About

Traveler +Imagemaker

I started my shop with just 10 pieces. I have to add more as I go along but I feel happy to have opened last Sept 10,2013.

As a photographer, I have always traveled in my country, the Philippines and have been attracted to the weaving traditions in the various places I have been. The Philippine weaving community has beautiful colorful textiles but has not recieved good support from the general public. I like to think that with my fresh designs, I can infuse something new and exciting using these woven fabrics.

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  • Abek Home and Culture

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a photographer of cultures, humanitarian issues, travel, portraits, communities, Indigenous peoples, changing landscapes, and anything that interests me.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2013
Hi, welcome to my shop ABEK Home & Culture. I have always loved the handwoven fabrics of my country, the Philippines. It speaks of its people and the cultures in each region. This shop is just one way of honoring the weaving traditions in my country so that it can continue to be appreciated by Filipinos and other citizens of the world. It is also a way for me to experiment with new design ideas. Please feel free to send me feedback and suggestions so I can improve on my designs with woven fabric. Thank you.

Blog site here: http://abekhomeandculture.tumblr.com/

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Payment
1. PAYPAL is our method of payment for now for INTERNATIONAL buyers. For LOCAL buyers, please email me for an option you prefer if you don't like Paypal. Email: abekhomeandculture [!at] gmail.com

2. I will post several pictures of the item so you can decide if you really want the item because it is really difficult to return items from wherever you are and also because of my location.

3. If the item is in stock, we can have it ready to be packed and shipped to you using Premium Registered Mail of Xend International in less than 3 days once you have sent payment. Then it will take Xend's Premium Registered Mail 20 days to get to you.

4. If you order an item that is no longer available but we have the materials to make it, it takes about 5 days to make your order. Then we ship to you and again, that is anywhere between 15-20 days via Xend International's Premium Registered Mail.

5. Options for sending to you is either via XEND International ( 20 or more days ) which has a tracking number assigned or other couriers like DHL, FEDEX,etc.

5. When the item/s reach your country, you will have to take care of the taxes.

6. We can customize THROW PILLOW covers to the SIZE you want if you let us know. There will be appropriate charges for varying sizes.

7. I will check online everyday (unless the shop is closed on vacations) if you have emails, feedbacks,suggestions--so please feel free to let me know what you think about my products. I believe that nothing is impossible if we can work it out.=)
Shipping
My general shipping policies are:

1. Items will be packed in Manila brown paper or Japanese paper.

2. It usually takes me 2-3 working days (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) from payment clearance to process your order before shipping. Custom and more than 1 order takes a bit more time.

3. Will ship to address specified in ETSY, unless you relay a different address within 24 hours from placing your order.

4. Will ship internationally via Xend International's Premium Registered Mail with Tracking ( 20 days or more) or via other couriers FEDEX,UPS,etc.

5. Lost items pr delayed ones are not something I can control but if you want your order insured, please let me know via convo / CONTACT US.

6. When your package gets to you, you will need to pay your country's necessary customs taxes,etc.

8. Once we have shipped your order, we will send you email so you can take note.

9. We make sure we are sending you our products in GOOD CONDITION and based on your order.

10. We hope that no one will ever need to return any of our Abek Home & Culture products.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem about your order--please send me a message via ETSY CONVERSATIONS or CONTACT US (convo) immediately--so we can both solve the problem.

Lost/ Damaged goods because of COURIER is usually not within our control but we hope that all our products come to you in great package/state.
Additional policies and FAQs
All the cushion covers have slight MEASUREMENT differences due to the nature of the handwoven fabric and because it is not mass produced. So for example, a 50cm x 50 cm cushion cover can be 48cm x 49cm.

The COLORS may not be the same on your computer screen as the one on mine but these were photographed in natural light so,the variation may just be SLIGHT.

We would like to hear your comments, suggestions, feedback regarding the product you just bought--please let us know.=)