Indigenous weaving traditions that have survived the centuries (and the onslaught of cheap factory-produced synthetic textiles that will turn into trapo faster than a naive “idealist” politician) are showcased at the fourth Likhang Habi Bazaar on October 24 to 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.
Our cats love abel iloko and will spend hours rubbing their faces on it. Exfoliating?
If you’re attending the Philippine LitFest at Raffles, you can just cross the street.
The bazaar will feature fabrics from all over the archipelago, including Inabel from the Ilocos region and La Union, Cordillera weaves from Banaue and Benguet, T’nalak from Lake Sebu, Piña from Aklan and Palawan, Hablon and Patadyong from Iloilo, Mangyan textiles and baskets from Mindoro, Yakan weave from Basilan, and mats from Samar and Bukidnon.
These weaves have been made into clothes, bags, tablecloths, bedcovers,lampshades, scarves and other wearables.
Likhang Habi is organized by Habi, the Philippine Textile Council. This year’s bazaar will feature a dazzling array of banig, as well as fabrics from Myanmar.
For information and inquiries, contact Eleanor Moldez, firstname.lastname@example.org, or post your question in Comments and we’ll forward it to the organizers.
Drogon on a banig