Hibla Travelling Exhibition Comes Home to Manila

December 30, 2018

After travelling to seven destinations abroad—London, Lisbon, Madrid, Washington D.C., New York City, Hawai’i, and Frankfurt—the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, featuring “Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics,” is home for three months.


“I encourage everyone to visit the exhibit to see what we have been showcasing to the world and to also appreciate our woven and embroidered fabrics made of pineapple and silk,” said Senator Loren Legarda, patron of the first permanent textile gallery at the National Museum.


“The Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition is an offshoot of the National Museum’s Hibla permanent textile gallery, which is my brainchild. It is my hope to have more travelling exhibitions as these promote our local weaving traditions in the international community and most importantly, bring sense of pride to our kababayans here and abroad,” she said.


The exhibition is located at the Reception Room of the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila from December 29, 2018 to March 25, 2019. There will also be lecture series (10:00am to 12:00nn) and embroidery workshops (2:00pm to 4:00pm) on January 11 and 25, and February 8 and 22, 2019.


“The Hibla gallery at the National Museum, the weaving lectures and demonstrations, and this Hibla travelling exhibit are efforts to celebrate indigenous artistry through textiles, provide more Filipinos the opportunity to discover priceless information about our heritage, and bring the challenge of nurturing our weaving traditions into the national stage, to a wider audience,” Legarda concluded.***