MANILA, Philippines—“Woven Universes: Math, Method, Meaning, and Magic in Philippine Indigenous Textiles” at the Yuchengco Museum features antique textiles handwoven by various indigenous groups from around the Philippines.
To close the exhibit, the museum is holding an afternoon of lectures on Feb. 21, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Ma. Louise Antonette De Las Peñas, a Mathematics professor from Ateneo de Manila University, will read her paper, “Mathematical Symmetries in Philippine Indigenous Textiles.” De Las Peñas is interested in hyperbolic geometry and tilings, and has written about weaving maths, symmetry in handwoven mats, and weaving symmetry in the Kankana-ey of northern Philippines.
Analyn Salvador-Amores, a social anthropology professor from the University of the Philippines Baguio, will read “Ues Pinutuan: The Isinay Traveling Ikat Blanket of Northern Luzon.” Amores is the first Filipina scholar to obtain a master’s degree and a doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Hertford College, Oxford University. She has authored papers and publications on the culture and traditions of various ethnolinguistic groups in northern Philippines.
Marilou Dancel, a conservator from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, will discuss “Textile Conservation.” She is involved in restoring the religious images and ecclesiastic collection of Molo Church and Santa Barbara Church in Iloilo City, central Philippines.
“Woven Universes: Math, Method, Meaning, and Magic in Philippine Indigenous Textiles” showcases some 40 fabrics and clothing from the collection of Floy Quintos.
Lecture fee is P150 for adults and P100 for students and seniors. Reservations are recommended.
Yuchengco Museum is at RCBC Plaza, Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City. Call 8891234; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.