Press Release
February 3, 2017

Maranao and Maguindanao Weavers Featured at the National Museum

In celebration of National Arts Month, Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to join the weaving demonstrations featuring weavers from Maranao and Maguindanao on February 4, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Reception Hall, 4th Floor, National Museum of Anthropology, Finance Road, Manila.

Demonstrators include langkit weavers Saadira Basmala, Monawira Basmala and Salika Maguindanao from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, as well as inaul weavers Haja Normina Collie, Amelia Ades, Normina Odin and Sarika Pendatun from Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

"This February, National Arts Month, I invite everyone to learn more about our weaving culture. This is an opportunity to interact with weavers and discover what makes their weaving techniques unique from others," said Legarda, who is the patron of the country's first permanent textile gallery, the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino at the National Museum.

The weaving demonstration is part of the Lecture Series on Philippine Traditional Textiles and Indigenous Knowledge, which Legarda and the National Museum initiated since 2012 to perpetuate weaving and indigenous knowledge.

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