Gigantic abel bag by Rene Guatlo. We throw in laptop, books, shoes and we’re ready to go. Rene will be selling bags, scarves, shawls, table runners, placemats and napkins made of handwoven traditional Ilokano fabrics at the Habi Bazaar in Rockwell. For inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our friends at Habi, the Philippine Textile Council chaired by Maribel Ongpin: The annual year-end Habi bazaar will be held on 20 October 2012 (Saturday) at the ground floor of Power Plant Mall (by the fountain outside Zara) at Rockwell, Makati.
The bazaar will showcase Filipino weaves from north to south: abel blankets, bags, placemats and napkins from Ilocos; hablon, jusi, pina and sinamay from the Visayas; t’nalak from Lake Sebu; Yakan weaving; ready to wear apparel, fans, antique jewelry and other accessories.
Also available are pure silks from La Union, Tepina from Palawan, casual dresses embroidered and embellished by T’boli women, and limited pieces of handwoven 100% cotton cloth.
This year Habi features woven items from Laos: traditional textiles produced in the ateliers of Carol Cassidy. Cassidy, who has been working with silk weavers in Laos since 1989, shares her experience in preserving traditional weaving and promoting native silk products in a talk titled “Weaving Success in Southeast Asia” on 20 October, 2pm at the Bernas Room of the Ateneo Law School beside the mall. Admission is free.