The Philippines have amazing indigenous textiles and through the Likhang HABI Market Fair, these beautiful creations will be closer to everyone. HABI: The Philippine Textile Council celebrates the traditional Filipino who sustain the industry with the 7th Likhang HABI Market Fair.
Only for 3days, the Likhang HABI Market Fair is happening October 20-22 at the Glorietta Activity Center.
Among the master weavers that will participate in this year’s fair is Raquel Eliserio of Kalibo, Aklan. Raquel, who works with pineapple, silk, and natural dyes, primarily produces high-quality piña-seda textiles. Raquel’s Piña Cloth in Balete, Aklan is in the advocacy of reviving the handwoven culture through school youth and self-earning individuals from communities in the province.
The Likhang HABI Market Fair 2017 is also looking to increase and nurture awareness on the traditional hablon and patadyong through a fashion show on opening night.
Likhang HABI Market Fair 2017 will also conduct a series of lectures that will help local and global consumers understand the importance of supporting the revival of the local weaving industry.
Keeping with HABI’s long-term commitment and advocacy of reviving the use of pure cotton, there will also be a lecture on cultivating and growing cotton, a fiber that is endemic in the Philippines and is an very much part of the native Filipino rituals and lore, and indigenous culture.
Likhang HABI Market Fair