Journey of a Thousand Shuttles: The Philippine Weave by Norma Respicio, a book published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts is a finalist in the Art Category of the 34th National Book Awards. The awards is organized by the National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle and recognizes outstanding books published during the past year.

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Journey of a Thousand Shuttles chronicles the textile weaving traditions practiced by various ethno-linguistic groups in the Philippines. It situates the traditions in their historical perspective by presenting a short but carefully woven narrative of  their development from their earliest possible beginnings, as suggested by archaeological finds, spanning the centuries of  colonial rule to the present.

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Check out the complete list of finalists in the NBDB website.