"Local Legends" features the legacy embossed in the embroidery industry of Lumban, Laguna. Historian Romel Estrella discusses how the tradition has been passed down through generations. Monica de Ramos, the province's oldest living embroiderer at 87, recalls how she learned the intricate art of decorative stitching. Ramos, also known as "Andi Manik," shares how needles and threads have provided the livelihood of generations of families in the province. Estrella and Ramos discuss how Lumban’s embroidery designs stand out through its distinctive feature called "calado." Ramos expresses her desire to keep the Lumban style of embroidery alive by patiently passing on the tradition to the young generation.


Local Legends


Local Legends is a docuseries that showcases the Filipino workmanship, promotes respect for culture and tradition, and encourages artisans to preserve the proudly Filipino crafts and pass on the skills and knowledge to future generations.



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