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RARA: ART AND TRADITION OF MAT WEAV­ING IN THE PHILIP­PINES BY ELMER I. NOCHESEDA

pub­lished by HABI, Rara is the first book that talks about the his­tory of philip­pine mats span­ning over 100 years. the ubiq­ui­tous and of­ten over­looked banig is beau­ti­fully show­cased in lovely pho­to­graphs and en­dear­ing nar­ra­tions that speak of the philip­pine cul­ture, crafts­man­ship, and artistry from the north to the south of the ar­chi­pel­ago. avail­able at HABI the philip­pine tex­tile coun­cil of­fice at 4D carmen court 6080 palma st., Brgy. pobla­cion, makati city; and at the na­tional mu­seum of the philip­pines in er­mita, manila.—TS

EC­CEN­TRIC HOMES BY THIJS DEMEULEMEESTER & DIANE HENDRIKX

if you’re drawn to un­con­ven­tional in­te­ri­ors, you will cer­tainly love Ec­cen­tric Homes. You will find an ar­ray of col­ors, rich fab­rics, and un­usual yet suc­cess­ful com­bi­na­tions of styles and pe­ri­ods—no bare, beige dwellings or min­i­mal­is­tic homes. this is a book that can be summed up in three words: qual­ity, orig­i­nal, and dar­ing. avail­able at na­tional Book­store.—KG

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