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6 Must-See Pieces at the Habi Market Fair

From intricate tribal weaves to whimsical children’s toys, get the best local textiles at this annual fair

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What’s in a weave? A piece of traditional woven fabric can reveal the distinct culture behind a region, and the artistry of its people. All these will be experienced at the sixth annual Habi Market Fair, which will be held at the Glorietta Activity Center this October 14 to 16, 2016.

Habi’s goal is the preservation, development and marketing via entrepreneurship of the Philippines’ unique and varied indigenous fabrics. Think inabel from Northern Luzon, silk from Negros, the Cordillera fabrics of Sagada, Banawe, Kalinga, piña from Aklan and Palawan, plus the colorful weaves from all over Mindanao.

At Habi Market fair, buyers are introduced to a wide range of woven products while weavers and vendors exchange ideas on the marketing, creative design and modern use of the fabrics with traders, designers and other interested parties. Here are six products to look out for:

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