Ever wondered what goes into weaving some of the textiles of the North? There will be a lecture and weaving demonstrations featuring Ifugao’s sacred textiles on Nov. 3 and 4 at the Manlilikha ng Bayan Hall, 3rd Floor, National Museum of Anthropology, Manila.
“I invite everyone to the lecture and weaving demonstrations at the National Museum,” Senator Loren Legarda said. “Ifugao weavers will show their unique and intricate weaving processes. This is a good opportunity for people to learn about Ifugao’s sacred textiles.”
On Nov. 3, Marlon Martin of Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement will give 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 Nov. 4, 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 initiated by Legarda and the National Museum in 2012.