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Amakan

Amakan, also known as sawali in the northern Philippines, is a type of traditional woven split-bamboo mats used as walls, paneling, or wall cladding in the Philippines. They are woven into various intricate traditional patterns, often resulting in repeating diagonal, zigzag, or diamond-like shapes. The term "sawali" is more properly defined as twilled weaving patterns. The term can also be applied to baskets and banig (soft woven mats made from pandan leaves, buri palm straw, abaca, or sedges), which also use the same weaving patterns. Amakan panels are commonly confused with nipa walls, which are made from thatched leaves.

A typical amakan wall in a beach hut in Misamis Oriental

They are used as walls in the traditional nipa huts (bahay kubo) of the Philippines. They are lightweight and are porous, allowing air circulation to keep buildings cool in the hot tropical climate.

Amakan is associated with lower income rural housing because it is inexpensive and easy to replace. It is not uncommon for amakan to also be used as a design element (usually as cladding or paneling) in modern Filipino architecture to portray a rustic, traditional and tropical aesthetic.

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  2. Miller, Hugo H.; Minier, John F.; Andes, U.S.; Muller, Theodore; Brezina, Alice (1913). Philippine Mats. Philippine Craftsman Vol. I, No. 1. Manila: Bureau of Printing.
  3. Parker, Luther (1914). Some Common Baskets of the Philippines. Philippine Craftsman Vol. III, No. 1. Manila: Bureau of Printing.
  4. "Use of Indigenous Filipino Materials and Methods in Building Green Homes". Buensalido Architects. Retrieved23 April 2021.
  5. "Can't get enough of the 'tiny house' bahay kubo? Check out this modern amakan house". GMA News Online. 25 August 2020. Retrieved23 April 2021.
  6. "An Old Fashioned Pinoy Bahay Kubo In Palawan". RealLiving. 7 September 2017. Retrieved23 April 2021.

Amakan
Amakan Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Sawali Amakan also known as sawali in the northern Philippines is a type of traditional woven split bamboo mats used as walls paneling or wall cladding in the Philippines 1 They are woven into various intricate traditional patterns often resulting in repeating diagonal zigzag or diamond like shapes The term sawali is more properly defined as twilled weaving patterns The term can also be applied to baskets and banig soft woven mats made from pandan leaves buri palm straw abaca or sedges which also use the same weaving patterns 2 3 Amakan panels are commonly confused with nipa walls which are made from thatched leaves A typical amakan wall in a beach hut in Misamis Oriental They are used as walls in the traditional nipa huts bahay kubo of the Philippines They are lightweight and are porous allowing air circulation to keep buildings cool in the hot tropical climate 4 Amakan is associated with lower income rural housing because it is inexpensive and easy to replace It is not uncommon for amakan to also be used as a design element usually as cladding or paneling in modern Filipino architecture to portray a rustic traditional and tropical aesthetic 4 5 6 A rural house in Aklan with plain amakan walls A rural house in Leyte with amakan sidings woven into diamond patterns A gift shop in Bohol with amakan walls A modern resort guesthouse in Busuanga Palawan with plain diagonally woven sawali walls A traditional Filipino house with amakan walls in Bohol Sawali interior paneling in the Mabini Shrine a traditional Filipino house bahay kubo See also EditBanig RattanReferences Edit Batuan SLPA produces amakan for local and national trades GOVPH Department of Social Welfare and Development Republic of the Philippines Retrieved 23 April 2021 Miller Hugo H Minier John F Andes U S Muller Theodore Brezina Alice 1913 Philippine Mats Philippine Craftsman Vol I No 1 Manila Bureau of Printing Parker Luther 1914 Some Common Baskets of the Philippines Philippine Craftsman Vol III No 1 Manila Bureau of Printing a b Use of Indigenous Filipino Materials and Methods in Building Green Homes Buensalido Architects Retrieved 23 April 2021 Can t get enough of the tiny house bahay kubo Check out this modern amakan house GMA News Online 25 August 2020 Retrieved 23 April 2021 An Old Fashioned Pinoy Bahay Kubo In Palawan RealLiving 7 September 2017 Retrieved 23 April 2021 This Philippines related article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Amakan amp oldid 1047803603, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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