Exhibit on textiles from Mindanao opens in San Francisco
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.