The Hinabi Project

The Hinabi Project: The Art of Philippine Textiles seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the exquisite and rich tradition of Philippine weavings and textiles. In addition, we hope to infuse pride among Filipinos and inspire them to rediscover their heritage as well as incorporate aspects of Filipino traditional fabrics in their modern lifestyle. Lastly, the project hopes to encourage weavers, embroiderers, and designers of traditional Filipino textiles to continue working on their crafts and thus maintain these traditions.

For the public to gain a better understanding of the historical, cultural, and economic significaThe Hibabi Projectnce of Philippine textiles, The Hinabi Project Team, in partnership with US and Philippine organizations, has set three main goals: the creation of a textile collection, documentation of the fabric production, and public presentations through exhibitions, lectures and workshops of Philippine textiles.

The first two years focus on textiles from the Visayas, such as piña (textiles woven from the leaves of the Red Spanish Pineapple variety), hablon, patadyong. Every two years, The Project will continue to expand to other types of Filipino textiles and techniques from Mindanao and Luzon. We hope to culminate The Project with a state-of-the-art exhibit, showcasing antique and vintage heirloom pieces from private collections juxtaposed with revival and contemporary commissioned pieces.

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