Press Release
July 31, 2015

Legarda: Palawan Mat and Basket Weavers Featured at the National Museum

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to view and observe basket and mat weavers from Palawan as they showcase their weaving techniques at the National Museum of Anthropology on August 1 and 2, 2015.

"I invite everyone to witness this weaving demonstration to be able to know more about Filipino weaving culture and to interact with local weavers. This is also a way of supporting their livelihood," said Legarda.

The weaving demonstrations can be viewed from 11:00 am to 12:00 nn and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Reception Room, 4th Floor, National Museum of Anthropology (formerly Museum of the Filipino People), Old Finance Building, Rizal Park, Manila.

The National Museum of the Philippines, in partnership with Senator Legarda, organized the 2015 Weaving Demonstrations.

In the past weeks, mat and basket weavers from Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro and Romblon showcased their weaving techniques.

Legarda also encouraged visitors of the museum to go to the various galleries - the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino textile gallery, Baybayin gallery, and the Rice, Biodiversity and Climate Change exhibit - all of which were joint projects of Legarda and the National Museum.

In 2014, textile weavers from the Cordillera Region, Panay Island and Mindanao showcased their weaving traditions at the National Museum as part of the Senator Loren Legarda Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge organized by the Senator and the National Museum since 2012.

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