Exhibit on textiles from Mindanao opens in San Francisco | Inquirer

Exhibit on textiles from Mindanao opens in San Francisco

/ 04:13 AM October 10, 2017

WATCH: The Hinabi Project opening in San Francisco. INQUIRER/Vic Valbuena Bareng

SAN FRANCISCO — A unique collection of textile work from the island of Mindanao will be on view from September 18 to November 24 in the historic The Mills Building & Tower here, organized by the Hinabi Project (THP) of the Philippine American Writers and Artists Inc.

Weaving Peace and Dreams:  Textile Arts of Mindanao brings work from the Mindanao weaving communities of — Bagobo, B’laan, Higaonon, Magindanao, Mandaya, Maranao, T’boli, Tausug, and Yakan.  Traditional weaving was circumscribed by much ritual and ceremonies of the life cycle — birth, marriage, death — and the fabrics produced were meant to address these ceremonial needs. Weaving was also a contemplative and peaceful endeavor for the women in these communities.

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