Assessment of Palawan-Sourced Non-timber Forest Fibers for Contemporary Handweaving Application

This scoping project is under the Discovery theme of the British Council and Forest Foundation
Philippine’s Woven Networks Scoping Grant which aimed to create reference material on Palawan’s available Non-Timber Forest Fibers and context on craft communities. This may be used in future
formation of sustainable plans for craft development and material preservation.

Implemented by the Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation (RSTF), the researchers intend to carry out a collaborative process between RSTF, local partner communities, and other relevant national institutions. Through this study, the implementors hope to eventually develop a holistic program that is adapted from the knowledge and materials available to the community.

Woven Networks – Craft changemakers conserving forests is a partnership between the Forest Foundation Philippines and its grantee, the British Council through its Crafting Futures global programme. It aims to initiate new collaborations and support projects that champion indigenous knowledge systems towards sustainable resource management and improved livelihood of craft communities. The grants support research projects that highlight sustainable practices of indigenous craft communities for forest conservation.