The town of Lumban is known for its beautiful embroideries and is considered the Embroidery Capital of the Philippines.
The exquisite designs are embroidered on authentic Filipino formal wears, barong Tagalog and saya. Embroiderers use piña and jusi cloth in coming up with their finished products which are later sold locally and internationally.
Because of its continuing success, Lumban adapted its festival to the industry that made their town known throughout the Philippines. Hence, the birth of Burdang Lumban Festival.
Held every 21st of September, Burdang Lumban Festival is a way to celebrate the beautiful embroideries that contributed to the growth of Lumban’s economy and preservation of a culture. This is also an event that heralds the talent of the locals when it comes to delicate embroideries that are truly world class.
Embroiderers display their items and are sold in the town fair alongside other products of Lumban. Almost 80% of the town population is involved in embroidery and has been the people’s main source of income for generations now.