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Weaving dreams and hopes through the therapeutic handlooms

(Story and Photos By Leony R. Garcia) Beautiful tapestries in lovely and happy hues adorn the homey office cum art center of St. Francis School-VSA arts Philippines, Inc. in its headquarter in Quezon City. VSA stands for Vision of an inclusive community; Strength in shared resources; Artistic expression that unites us all.  Being displayed along with the handwoven clothes are threads of various kinds and colors, and products made out of these clothes – from cute kikay bags to eco and lady’s bags, wallets, passport holders, hats, headdresses, scarves, shawls, vests, t-shirts, unisex tops and dresses. Taking the center stage of the art room are two Japanese handlooms which is called Saori. And here’s the amazing revelation: the tapestries were woven by the talented students with disabilities and special needs of St. Francis School using these cute, portable handlooms from Japan. VSA Executive Director Becky Santos with visitors from Daiso Japan, Bernice and Melanie