Speak­ing in Tex­tiles

Get­ting a weave on in­dige­nous tex­tiles at Ayala Mu­seum

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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.

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