Workshop: "Hibla ng Lahing Filipino," Pineapple and Silk Cloths from the Tropics

A collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines

Piña-seda is fabric made from weaving pineapple fibers with silk. Harvesting and producing piña is extremely labor extensive, making piña-seda one of the most valuable kinds of cloth in the Philippines, just after pure piña. In conjunction with the traveling exhibition Hibla ng Lahing at the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, master weavers from Kalibo, Aklan Province, on the island of Panay, and master embroiderers from Lumban, Laguna Province, on the island of Luzon, will teach a beginners workshop focused on weaving and embroidery, followed by a lecture about this traditional textile from the tropics.

A collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines. Free, but resgistration is required. To register, email [email protected] by June 8.

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