The art of Alima Embroidery

“That's the thing with handmade items. They still have the person's mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.” 

― Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories

The handmade movement is making its way to local Ilonggo weekend markets and bazaars. In today's hectic world where everything is mass produced and impersonal, the slow life philosophy is creating a space for  makers and artisans to express  their creativity  through one-of-a-kind  handcrafted gifts, meticulously fashioned by hand and heart. Unlike mass produced items, what makes handmade pieces special is the investment of time, quality materials and talent to create unique, one-of-a-kind items to be appreciated for years to come. Steeped in tradition and heritage, handmade crafts bring back warm memories of the past when almost everything was made by hand.

One of the purveyors of the handmade movement in Iloilo is Alima Embroidery. "Alima" is a Hiligaynon word for hand that symbolizes the artist's craft. Van, the artist behind the handmade brand is inspired to create motifs such as  Iloilo City  landmarks, Philippine botanicals and wildlife, Filipiniana, stylized portraits as well as woodland and landscapes. 

Alima Emroidery showcases its embroidery portfolio for rehoming and commissioning on its Instagram page as well as on its Facebook page.  Bakal Lokal, a local digital e-commerce platform with brick and mortar shop located at 

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