Thursday, March 8, 2012

Textiles of the Philippines

At our first meeting in February, Judith Rigg, one of our own members, talked to us about her time spent in the Philippines. She showed us some very interesting images of the country side as well as the more well known places such as Manilla, Banaue and Vigan.

The mode of transport used for touring the island was most intriguing and amusing – the Jeepney!

Highly decorated jeeps converted into buses.

We really got a good insight into life in Philippines. Judith showed us images of the countryside , the beaches and the towns and some of the difficulties encountered when travelling from place to place!
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She talked about the traditional clothing still worn on a regular basis, shopping and general aspects of the culture and way of life.

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She brought with her several interesting woven textiles that she collected whilst she was there as well as some embroidered pieces and other artefacts. She also talked about how the fabrics were dyed and woven.
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