Thursday, September 19, 2019

Philippine Textile Cultural Exchange

Posted on Wednesday, 14 August 2019 

Discover the artistry of Philippine textiles and learn about the famous pineapple silk, or piña-seda. In partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of The Philippines in Singapore, the National Museum of The Philippines and the Office of Representative Loren Legarda, TaFF presents to you Hibla ng Lahing Filipino (The Artistry of Philippine Textiles), a story of the ties that connect Filipinos as told through traditional Philippine textiles. Join us for a cultural exchange program where you get to explore the heritage of Philippine textiles and learn the processes involved in piña-seda weaving by master weavers from Balete, Aklan and hand-embroidery by master embroiderers from Lumban, Laguna, Philippines.
Traditional clothing has been one of the ways people express their culture. In the case of The Philippines, the piña-seda has been one of the well-known and enduring traditional style of clothing. Piña is a fabric derived from pineapple and seda is silk produced from cocoons made by silkworms. Combined, the piña-seda exudes elegance and is also appreciated aesthetically for its intricate embroidered designs. The fabric is used for garments oftentimes worn by dignitaries and Filipinos during celebrations of National Day and other special occasions.

4:00pm : Registration and Mingling
4:30pm : Introduction and Welcome by Emcee or TaFF CEO
4:35pm :Address by Dr. Ana Maria Theresa P. Labrador, Deputy Directory-General of the National Museum of the Philippines.
Address by Mr Adrian Bernie C. Candolada, Minister and Consul General of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore
4:45pm : Presentation on Piña-seda
5:00pm : Networking and Mixer

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