Full event title: Piña-Seda: Uncovering the Indigenous Artistry of Filipino Weaving
This is a component of an extended event which includes a gallery exhibit at UH Mānoa’s Hamilton Library. Full series of events:
For inquiries or to sign up for hands-on workshops, contact Ms. Mina Bautista at email@example.com or call (808) 595-6316 ext. 112.
via the Philippines Consulate General (read more here) —
Traditional clothing is one of the ways people express their culture. Various indigenous groups in different parts of the world have their own style of dress, brought down from generations, retaining their roots while at the same time assimilating certain outside influences as time goes by.
In the case of the Philippines, piña-seda has been one of the well-known and enduring traditional style of clothing. Piña is a fabric derived from pineapple and seda is silk produced from cocoons made by silkworms. Piña combined with seda exudes elegance as fine and delicate as pineapple and as smooth and luxurious as silk. Piña-seda is oftentimes worn by dignitaries and Filipinos during celebrations of National Day and other special occasions.
From September to November, Hawaii locals will have a chance to view and participate in workshops that showcase the indigenous weaving traditions of various Filipino tribes focusing on piña-seda.