Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oct 9-10: Likahang Habi: Market Encounter 2 @ the Yuchengco Museum

Highly Recommended -- especially for those looking for distinctly Filipino items for the home, unique gift items for Christmas and one-of-a kind fashion accessories/wraps.

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Home-grown Textiles Up for Grabs This October
In celebration of Museum Month this October, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI), alongside partner institutions, the Yuchengco Museum and the Lopez Memorial Museum, join forces to bring the public the best of Philippine textiles.

The event, Likahang Habi: Market Encounter 2, will be hosted by the Yuchengco Museum on October 9 and 10, 2009 from 10am to 7pm at the RCBC Plaza Courtyard in Makati City. The 2-day activity will bring a mélange of traditional and contemporary indigenous textiles from weaving communities all across the country—loom woven cotton from the Easter Weaving School in Baguio City, cotton inabel from Northern Luzon, various blends of piña silk from Palawan, patadyong and hablon from Antique, yakan material from Mindanao, t'nalak from dream-inspired patterns, embellished textiles, and other hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind clothing items. Fashion items will be seen in the banana fiber and silk items of Dita Sandico-Ong and the piña-knits of Lulu Tan Gan, amongst others.

An exhibition featuring antique indigenous textiles and a lecture surveying the regional development of the local textile industry will complement the bazaar.

Likahang Habi: Market Encounter 2 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 marketencounter2@museumfoundationph.org.

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