Legarda: Ifugao Sacred Textiles Featured at National Museum

October 18, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to join the lecture and weaving demonstrations featuring Ifugao’s sacred textiles on October 20 and 21, 2016 at the Manlilikha ng Bayan Hall, 3rdFloor, National Museum of Anthropology, Manila.


“In celebration of Museums and Galleries Month and the National Indigenous Peoples Month, I invite everyone to the lecture and weaving demonstrations at the National Museum. Ifugao weavers will show their unique and intricate weaving processes. This is a good opportunity for people to learn about Ifugao’s sacred textiles,” the Senator said.


On October 20, 11:15 am, Marlon Martin of Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement will have a lecture on “Sacred Textiles of the Ifugao: Context and Conservation”. It will be followed by weaving demonstrations by Virginia Tuguinay, Emilia Alindayo, and Junia Guimpayan, all from the Municipality of Kiangan in Ifugao.


On October 21, the Kiangan weavers will again showcase their weaving techniques.


These weaving demonstrations are part of the Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge, which Legarda and the National Museum initiated since 2012 to perpetuate weaving and indigenous knowledge.