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HABI Philippine Textile Council

HABI Book 2 - Rara: Art & Tradition of Mat Weaving in the Philippines

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By Elmer I. Nochesada.

Published by HABI The Philippine Textile Council and the Museum Foundation, 2017.

From the north and the south of the Philippine archipelago come mats that show aspects as well as the creative and artistic adjustments, nay imaginative adaptability that they display in how they are conceptualized and made. The colors, the materials, the uses, the varieties in both their common or mundane level, and their outstanding and accomplished heights are the subject of this book of Philippine mats by author Elmer Nocheseda.

HABI: The Philippine Textile Council is one of the pioneering nonprofit organizations in the Philippines that focuses its efforts towards the preservation of our local Philippine weaving heritage.⁠ Read more about their advocacy here.

 Other books published by HABI are: 

  1. HABI BOOK 1: A Journey Through Philippine Handwoven Textiles, 
  2. HABI BOOK 3: Weaving Ways: Filipino Style and Techniques,
  3. and HABI BOOK 4: Piña Futures: Weaving Memories and Innovations.
    Habi Book 2 - Rara: Art & Tradition Of Mat Weaving In The Philippines Book
    Habi Book 2 - Rara: Art & Tradition Of Mat Weaving In The Philippines Book
    Habi Book 2 - Rara: Art & Tradition Of Mat Weaving In The Philippines Book
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    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! words cannot express how proud I am of my heritage, and this malong shows it to the world in every woven thread. the gold color is sharp and looks beautiful! It came fast and well protected and I know there will be countless events I'll be wearing it! store owner was polite and kind and was able to answer questions regarding wanting to learn more about the patterns. thank you!! Maraming Salamat po!


    I felt really emotional looking in the mirror wearing this because it reminded me of my mom, my lola and so many other women in my family wearing this in the Philippines.


    I received my patadyong today. It is very pretty, the fabric is well woven and soft... My grandmother used patadyong’s as far as I could remember, and wearing one just reminded me of her unselfish love and care. To me it is a comfort garment. I was born in Iloilo, and am very familiar with patadyongs. Thank you for making it available to us here in the US.

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    I write to thank you for the scarf I recently purchased and that I received today. I am so delighted to have received a Filipino product of exceptional quality and artistry that really shows off our excellence. I look forward to making further purchases in the future to support our artists and to promote our gifts and talents where I am. Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat.


    These earrings are beautiful!! Means so much to be able to wear something that has been a symbol in my culture for centuries. I feel powerful wearing them :) thank you so much!!!


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