Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics

Hand fan
Pamaypay
Lumban, Laguna 2019
Pineapple, silk, cotton threads and wood
24 x 43 cm


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Philippines-Singapore diplomatic relations, NAFA is pleased to partner with the National Museum of the Philippines, Office of Representative Loren Legarda and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Singapore in organising the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, lecture series, weaving demonstrations and embroidery workshops. The project, featuring the travelling exhibition entitled Piña-Seda: Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics, highlights the processes involved in piña-seda weaving and embroidery to tell a story of a traditional Philippine textile that binds generations of Filipinos. It showcases more than 30 raw materials and textiles from piña and silk weaving centres in Aklan and La Union respectively, and an embroidery centre in Laguna, the Philippines, including a piña foot loom and a video-documentary of piña weaving in the province of Aklan. Piña as a traditional and unique source of Philippine fiber and piña weaving as an intangible heritage of the Philippines demonstrate the sociocultural as well as economic aspects of early and contemporary Philippine lowland communities. This exhibition will be accompanied by lectures, piña-seda weaving demonstrations and embroidery workshops to be conducted by local specialists from the provinces of Aklan and Laguna. These corollary programmes will discuss the outlook of this traditional weaving and embroidery heritage in contemporary society.

Public Programmes
Free admission

Piña Fiber Scraping, Weaving and Embroidery Demonstrations
By Balete, Aklan piña-seda weavers, Ms. Raquel R. Eliserio and Mr. Carlo R. Eliserio and Lumban, Laguna piña-seda embroiderers, Ms. Lolita J. Pereza and Mr. Loreto D. Maestre, Jr.

2 - 4 September 2019, 2.30 - 5pm
Lim Hak Tai Gallery
Registration is not required


Lecture Series
Speakers from the National Museum of the Philippines, Office of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, and Balete, Aklan piña-seda weavers Ms. Raquel R. Eliserio and Mr. Carlo Eliserio, will share an overview of the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Program and discuss the challenges and sustainability of piña-seda weaving in the Philippines.

2 - 4 September 2019, 10 – 11.30am
NAFA Campus 1, Seminar Room, #02-08
Registration is required with [email protected]


Embroidery Workshops
By Lumban, Laguna piña-seda embroiderers, Ms. Lolita J. Pereza and Mr. Loreto D. Maestre, Jr.

30 August 2019, 10am - 12pm
Textile and Fashion Federation
The Cocoon Space, Design Orchard
250 Orchard Road #02-01, Singapore 238905
Registration is required with [email protected]

2 September 2019, 11.30 am - 1pm
3 - 4 September 2019, 1 - 2.30pm
NAFA Campus 1, Seminar Room, #02-08
Registration is required with [email protected]


 

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