The Hinabi Project

   The Art of Philippine Textiles

A Showcase for Philippine Piña and Indigenous Textile Artisans

A contingent of Filipino artisans, entrepreneurs, officials and weavers represented the Philippines at the recently held International Folk Art Market (IFAM) at Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 10-12, 2015. IFAM is the mecca for craft persons working in all media, in both traditional and contemporary modalities and aethetics. It being an international folk arts fair and trade show, the Philippine presence was essential to sustaining the increase attention of buyers, collectors, and craft-lovers...

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The Tydings-McDuffie Barong Tagalog, circa 1930's

Those familiar with Philippine history will note that the grant of independence from its colonial status as a U.S. possession was enacted under the Tydings-McDuffie Act of 1934. It stipulates that Philippine independence will be granted ten years from the law's enactment. Thus, by law, Philippines will be free of U.S. control on July 4 1944 after a period of "democracy-in-training" Commonwealth self-government. Unfortunately, WWII intervened and independence would not be celebrated...

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