Speaking in Textiles
Getting a weave on indigenous textiles at Ayala Museum
At the Ayala Museum, culture seekers get to know their kinfolk through an extensive display of textiles representing indigenous communities in the Philippines.
Art and the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles is an ongoing exhibit on the fourth floor galleries. Made possible through the generous donation of Mercedes Zobel, the collection exhibits 111 tactile designs woven by groups from the Cordilleras in the north down to the Muslim regions in the Sulu archipelago.
Alongside these is an exhibition in collaboration with the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London. As a way of keeping tradition and preserving histories, schooled artists render the original designs into unique geometry and biomorphic patterns. The result? Works that complement the art they respect, and people's stories preserved even after the final pigment of paint sets.
Various activities and education programs will also be held during this long-term exhibition—with a comprehensive publication on the topic coauthored by Dr. Patricia Araneta and Amihan Lim being sold at the Ayala Museum Shop for enthusiasts.
4/F Galleries is at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. Visit their website at www.ayalamuseum.org.