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THE BEST OF PHILIPPINE TEXTILES IN LIKHANG HABI: MARKET ENCOUNTER 2
The best of home-grown textiles will be up for grabs in LIKHANG HABI: MARKET ENCOUNTER 2. This 2-day event will be hosted by the Yuchengco Museum on October 23 and 24, 2009 from 10am to 7pm at the RCBC Plaza Courtyard in Makati City. The market encounter will bring a mélange of traditional and contemporary indigenous textiles from weaving communities all across the country—loom woven cotton inabel from Northern Luzon, various blends of piña silk from Palawan, yakan material from Mindanao, t’nalak from dream-inspired patterns, banana fiber and silk items by Dita Sandico-Ong, embellished textiles, and other hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind clothing items.
HABI, the Philippine Textile Council, has arranged for Dr. Norma Respicio, leading textile expert, to talk on local weaving traditions on Saturday, October 24, 3pm at the Yuchengco Museum’s Masters Gallery. An exhibition of rare home-grown fabrics from private collectors will open simultaneously with the bazaar. A minimal fee of Php50 entitles the visitor to the bazaar and free admission to the museum and lecture.
LIKHANG HABI: MARKET ENCOUNTER 2 is a joint undertaking of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI), the Yuchengco Museum and the Lopez Memorial Museum in celebration of Museum Month this October. It also celebrates the United Nations proclamation of 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibers. LIKHANG HABI is an offshoot of Market Encounter initially launched at the 2nd ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium held last February at the National Museum. For information, call the Yuchengco Museum at (+632) 889 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amakan-woven cushions from Tadeco.