“After the resounding success of the first permanent textile galleries in the country which we launched last May, we are now going beyond promoting awareness about our traditional arts and crafts. We are opening doors of opportunities for weaving communities and Schools of Living Traditions (SLTs) through the HIBLA Pavilion, and generating greater patronage for cultural enterprises and creative industries of our indigenous peoples,” she said.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Cultural Communities and patron of the National Museum's Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles, noted that a website featuring all the HIBLA Pavilion textiles and crafts, as well as the SLTs and weaving centers that created them, will be launched at the event.
“Against a backdrop of a fast-changing globalized world, we aim to promote, preserve, and sustain the many weaving methods deeply rooted in the Filipino culture. We aim to support our talented weavers, our culture-bearers, and encourage them to continue weaving and pass on their expertise to the next generations. The HIBLA Pavilion is our latest endeavor to nurture our weaving traditions and support the livelihood of our indigenous cultural communities,” she concluded.