Mountain Spirits: Textiles and Folk Arts of Cordillera and Ilokos Mills Building 220 Montgomery St. San Francisco September 17 to December 7 2018 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Curated Tours by Appointment (See Sidebar)

Nothing could be more separate than the mountain ranges and the sea. This precisely demarcates the setting of the coming exhibit of The Hinabi Project at the Historic Mills Building on September 17 to December 7 2018. The mountain region, known collectively as the Cordillera is home to several ethnolinguistic communities who inhabit the valleys between the modern city of Baguio and the provincial city of Tabuk. Its people, indigenous and katutubo, builders of the majestic rice terraces, strive to keep their ethnicity intact while embracing selectively, modernity on their own terms, shielded by the mountains from outright colonization by Spain and the United States. The coastal towns of Ilokos with more accessibility to these modernizing forces took the brunt of Hispanization, specifically along its coast and river towns that display their industry and fealty with its splendid churches. Nothing could be more different as well, than in their textile traditions. The Cordillera, until recently wove with the backstrap loom. The Ilokos made an industry of weaving facilitated by the standing floor loom. The challenge of the current exhibit is to discover whether in fact this two tradition intermingled. Each other's design are distinctly different. The Cordillera favored geometric monochromatic bands punctuated by mountain motifs unique to each linguistic group. The Ilokos favored checkered and floral designs often in bold color combinations of red, yellow and green. Where then, did they meet? San Francisco will have the opportunity to ponder this question during the next three months and even perhaps discover where it might go forward.

Schedule of The Hinabi Project Events for Mountain Spirits: Textiles and Folk Arts of Cordillera and Ilokos

September 22, 2018: Kalayaan Hall, The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, SF, CA

• 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Textile Trunk Show (NTFP)

• 4:00, 5:00 pm: Guided Tours of Exhibit at the Mills Building

Group meets at the lobby of 447 Sutter. RSVP: hinabi@thehinabiproject.org. Indicate time of tour.

Community Opening Reception of Mountain Spirits

• 6:00 pm: Reception

• 7:30 pm: Mountain Spirits, Mountain Lore—featuring dance, music, poetry, and video. Produced and directed by Voltaire Gungab with the collaboration of Joyce Juan Manalo, Allan Manalo, Don Aguillo, Jethro Patalinghug, Fausto Daos, Parangal Dance Company, and other guest artists.

September 27, 2018: Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,

6:30 pm: NCCA Dayaw International Performers direct from the Cordillera and Mindanao and Premiere of Living Asia’s documentary on The Hinabi Project Weavers.

September 28, 2018: I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St. SF,

5:00 pm: Presentation/Demonstraton/Workshop by NCCA Dayaw International Performers from Kalinga, Ga’dang, Subanon.

September 29, 2018: Kalayaan Hall, The Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, SF

• 12:00 to 5:00 pm: Textile Trunk Show (NTFP)

• 3:00, 4:00 pm: Guided Tours to Exhibit. RSVP

• 5:00 pm: Community Reception

• 5:30 PM: Living Asia’s documentary on The Hinabi Project Weavers and NCCA Dayaw International Performers direct from the Cordillera and Mindanao

September 30, 2018: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

• 1:00 to 4:00 pm: Textile Trunk Show (NTFP)

• 2:00 pm: Living Asia’s documentary on The Hinabi Project Weavers and NCCA Dayaw International Performers direct from the Cordillera and Mindanao

October 1, 2018: New Gym, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

• 5:00 to 7:00 pm: Demonstration by NCCA Dayaw International Performers

October 5, 2018 to November 4, 2018: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

PAWA’s THP’s Weaving Peace and Dreams: Textile Arts of Mindanao

• October 5, 2018, 6:00 pm: Opening Reception at OACC

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