Tiklop Collection: Vinta
Vintas sojourn among the waves of Mindanao and commemorate the migrations of ancient Filipinos from island to island, back when the people of Sulu believed that they were given these boats to use in search of their promised land. Today, Vintas represent that we are all on a journey. As a vessel for trade and travel, the Vinta is a symbol of our culture and heritage, with its vibrant patterned sail that is the perfect totem for Filipinos on the move. Across oceans and in between worlds, we keep true to our roots and identity. In our personal wanderings and monumental journeys, we stand out in full color no matter where we find ourselves.
The Tiklop Series is a collection of foldable bags that celebrates Filipino culture by showcasing some icons and elements that are distinctly “Pinoy.” Tiklop is a Tagalog word meaning “to fold”. This series of foldable bags reminds us of the importance of keeping or bringing along our Filipino identity anywhere we go.
The main pocket of the bag (which turns into a smaller pouch) is made of fabrics stitched and embroidered by our local artisans. The main body features a “rip-stop fabric,” which is essentially water-proof, and sourced from one of the few existing weaving mills in the country. Each Tiklop bag is printed with our own designs, in line with the series, which promotes both the Filipino identity and locally-sourced materials.
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