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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss the Likhang Habi Market Fair 2015

See traditional art and discover more about our heritage and culture

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Photography: Dakila Angeles Pictorial Direction: Paula de Guzman

There's something about traditional textiles that instantly catches one's attention. It could be the interesting patterns, vibrant colors, or simply how each piece is meticulously made. With the different bazaars and fairs happening all over the Metro, it comes as no surprise that traditional textiles have been gaining a steady following.

To once again turn the spotlight on handwoven textiles and crafts, the annual Likhang Habi Market Fair will be held at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center on October 23 to 25. Here are four reasons why you shouldn't miss this enriching event:

Discover weaves from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

Weaving communities have used pineapple, abaca, cotton, silk, banana, buri, and pandan to produce pieces such as: Inabel from the Ilocos region and La Union, Cordillera weaves from Banaue and Padcal in Benguet, tnalak (an abaca weave) from Lake Sebu in Mindanao, and hablon and patadyong from Iloilo, to name a few. 

Get must-have pieces with a touch of artisanal creativity for the home

With suggestions from creative consultants and fashion designers, traditional textiles have been integrated into pieces that suit different lifestyles. Bring home essentials such as blankets, mats, cushion covers, and table runners.

You can also buy clothing and fashion accessories.

See the works of a National Treasure

Get a glimpse of the one-of-a-kind creations of Lang Dulay, Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan awardee and designated living National Treasure until she passed away earlier this year. Her family will showcase her works that still remain in their possession.

Learn more about our banig

The event's opening night will also serve as the book launch of Rara: Weaving "Mats of Dreams" in the Philippines.

The Likhang Habi Market Fair is sponsored by Habi. Habi, the Philippine Textile Council was founded in 2009 to research, promote, and develop handwoven traditional textiles.

For more information on Likhang Habi Market Fair, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Share your photos with the official hashtags: #lovethehabilifestyle and #supportthehabilifestyle.

Photographed at Two Roxas Triangle Showrooms designed by J. Anton Mendoza. Habi setups styled by Albert Avellana. 

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