3 Upcoming Events
DISCLAIMER: One ticket equals to one purchase of HABI Book Series and automatic access to book signing during any of the 3 days of the event. HABI: The Philippine Textile council is the leading pioneer Trade Fair and being on its 10th year HABI is celebrating a union with Shangrila. A POP UP of Culture aiming at preserving our Heritage by celebrating Philippine Independence month and education. HABI: The Philippine Textile Council, a non-profit organization has been driven by its genuine desire to promote the preservation and creative enhancement of the Philippines Textile Industry and weaving communities throughout the country. HABI and The Museum Foundation have published two books which will be available at the HABI Book Corner during the PoP Up on June 28 29 30.
A percentage of each purchase of the HABI book series helps assists various HABI advocacies the foundation supports. Most especially the preservation of our local textile culture, heritage, and artisans. By supporting the HABI trade fair each year, you offer assistance to HABI's advocacies. You may claim your purchased book/s at the Habi Shangri-La Pop Up Event on any of the days. A rare Book Signing by the authors of the HABI book series will occur during the Event. Special Edition book signing by author Elmer Nocheseda.
NOTE: If for any reason you are not able to claim your book/s, you may have it shipped with an additional fee.
First HABI SPECIAL Edition book : (WHITE Cover)
HABI: A Journey Through Philippine Handwoven Textiles Edited by: Rene E. Guatlo
Written by textiles experts and richly illustrated with color photographs, this book gives an introduction to Philippine traditional and indigenous textiles from prehistory onwards.
About the book: A Journey Through Philippine Handwoven Textiles is a survey of the rich weaving traditions of the Philippines – from abel and the varied Cordillera weaves in the north; sinamay, pinukpok, abaca, pina, hablon of South Luzon and Central Visayas; to t’nalak and other fabrics of Mindanao. It is our hope that this introduction will encourage our people to better understand, appreciate and use the indigenous handwoven textiles of our archipelago.
Specifications: Publisher: HABI: The Philippine Textile Council, Inc. Publication Date: 2017 (Reprint)
Second HABI SPECIAL Edition Book: (RED Cover)
HABI book titled RaRa: Art and Tradition of Mat Weaving
About the book:
Rara is the art and tradition of weaving mats; the most updated mat weaving book in the Philippines. Published in 2017.The Philippine Textile Council, bridges the gap where the information on Philippine mats has been put together. From the colors, the materials, the uses, the varieties in both their common or mundane level and their outstanding and accomplished heights are the subject of this book.
Rara buri is how the Ati of Marikudo, Isabela, Negros Occidental, will call the weaving of buri palm mats. Darara is the large mat for rice grains that was rara-om or woven by a Marano expert pararara, tartar or mat weaver. The Tagbanuwa of Adorlan, Palawan, will say “rara it ikamen,” while the Ilocano from Bangui Peninsula will say “agrara ti ikamen” to refer to weaving pandan mats. A Capiznon from Dumalag takes pride in their rara or the weaving of banban with traditional patterns.
Banig or mats are the end products of rara, a process of creative and artistic manipulation which makes use of long strips of palm, leaf, vine, and eve branches that are combined to make the mats supple, durable, and easy to use.
About the author:
Elmer I. Nochesda was born on a mat. He is a native of Pateros, Metro Manila, and still lives there with his wife Naomi, and their three children, Obed Pocholo, Ina Patrixia, and Ina Pamela. He studies economics at the Ateneo de Manila, and then proceeded to the University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, for his master’s degree, also in economics. In spite of being afflicted with early onset Parkinson’s disease, he was able to wrote the award-winning seminal book “Palaspas: An Appreciation of Palm Leaf Art in the Philippines” (2010, Ateneo de Manila University Press), “Pateros” (2013, Pateros Kong Mahal Foundation), and this present volume. There are no other mat weaving books as relevent as RaRa to this date.
Specifications: Publisher: HABI: The Philippine Textile Council, Inc. Publication Date: 2017
- HABI: The Philippine Textile Council, will preserve, promote, and enhance Philippine textiles through education, communication, and research using public and private resources.
- We envision a strong Philippine Textile Culture that is vibrant, diverse and very much a part of our modern present.
Every Purchase of the book gets access to the Special Book signing by the author during the PoP Up.
Books are Limited edition!
This event is a celebration between Habi The Philippine Textile Council and Shangri-La Plaza celebrating Philippine Independence Month, Education, and Cultural Heritage.