"Apis" is the Ifugao term for the Banig or woven mat, found in almost all Filipino homes. The banig is the inspiration behind this unique cowl that uses marlisle stitches to give that woven look and feel.
It comes in 4 colorways: Grey with Navy, Natural with Teal, Natural with Sunset and Dark Grey with Beehive. It is made of chunky 70% merino wool and 30% cotton.
It measures approximately 10.5 inches long and 8.75 inches tall. Do remember, that each hand knit item is unique and sizes may vary slightly.
Hand knit with love by a mama who also plants rice in the rice terraces (take a look at the P20 bill to see what they look like).
Knitting Expedition was begun as a way to provide supplementary income for the women of Ifugao to maintain the rice terraces. Instead of leaving the region to find better paying jobs, the income from the sales of the products allows them to stay in their ancestral lands and continue their traditions of rice terrace farming. The rice terraces in Ifugao are not only an awe-inspiring legacy of their village, but also of the Philippines, and has provided sustenance for generations of their families. The brand Knitting Expedition also signifies the journey of founders, Candy and Aueeie, as knitters and the distance that the hand-knit products have to travel to make it to your homes.