Those who are looking to import textiles from the Philippines are in for an interesting show this weekend. In line with Museum Month and the International Year of Natural Fibers, the Yuchengco Museum is sponsoring and hosting Likhang Habi: Market Encounter 2, a showcase of the best homegrown textiles. This two-day event will take place at the courtyard of RCBC plaza (corner Ayala and Sen Gil Puyat Avenues, Makati) on October 23 and 24 from 10 am to 7 pm. With over 30 participating vendors from all over the Philippines, visitors can expect to find a wide variety of exclusive and rare fiends – from designer fashion and stylish home decor, to one-of-a-kind traditional and contemporary textiles. The unique mix of textiles include loom-woven cotton inabel from Northern Luzon, pina silk from Palawan, t’nalak with dream-inspired patterns, yakan material from Mindanao, and banana fiber and silk clothing by Dita Sandico-Ong.
Aside from this two-day bazaar, Likhang Habi will also display a collection of rare antique fabrics and a talk on local weaving traditions at the Yuchengo Museum. Leading scholar on textiles Dr. Norma Resipcio will give a talk on The Philippine Textile Weaving Tradition on October 24 at 3 pm.
Entrance fee to Likhang Habi is only P50 and includes admission to the Yuchengco Museum, the Likhang Habi exhibit, and the lecture on Philippine textiles. For information, call the Yuchengco Museum at 889-1234 or e-mail the Likhang Habi secretariat at [email protected]