Saturday, October 20, 2012

Likhang Habi Textile Fair 2012 at Rockwell

HABI, The Philippine Textile Council holds its annual year-end bazaar on Oct. 20 - 21, 2012 from 10am to 10pm at South Court Powerplant Rockwell Mall.  It featurs 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.  Admission is FREE.

Special features this year are pure silks from La Union, Tepina from Palawan; and casual dresses embroidered and embellished by T’boli women. There will also be limited pieces of handwoven 100% cotton cloth. 

The bazaar opens at 10 AM of 20 October 2012 (Saturday) at the South Court, ground floor of the Power Plant Mall at Rockwell (beside the fountain).

As part of its participation in the ASEAN Traditional Textile Community, Habi features this year the woven items from Laos: traditional textiles produced in the ateliers of Carol Cassidy.

Carol Cassidy, who has been working with silk weavers in Laos since 1989, shares her experiences in preserving traditional weaving and promoting native silk products in a talk titled "Weaving Success in Southeast Asia: Carol Cassidy Silks" which will be held from 2 PM of 20 October 2012 at the Bernas Room of the Ateneo Law School beside the mall.


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