National Museum to hold palm-weavers’ story sharing, craft demo

VIGAN CITY, Mar. 20 (PIA) – As part of this year’s celebration of National Women’s Month, the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) will hold the “Laga, Tunos, ken Pammati” (Weave, Harmony, and Faith), a palm-weavers’ story sharing and demonstration featuring women crafting palms for Palm Sunday.
 
This event is scheduled on Monday, March 22 at the National Museum Ilocos Regional Museum Complex in this city from 9:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon.
 
Aimed at honoring and promoting appreciation especially of the women behind the traditional art of palm crafting, the activity will be graced by expert palm weavers Ms. Maria Theresa Vitamog and Ms. Juliana Agcaoili of the buri craft town of San Juan, Ilocos Sur.
 
It will also feature a recorded talk by scholar Mr. Elmer Nocheseda, who studies the Philippine tradition of palm leaf art.

 

LAGA, TUNOS, KEN PAMMATI. In celebration of Women’s Month this year, the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) will hold the “Laga, Tunos, ken Pammati” (Weave, Harmony, and Faith) on Monday, March 22 at the National Museum Ilocos Regional Museum Complex in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Palm craft demonstrations by the expert weavers, tryouts by a limited audience, and an instructional video on palm crafting are included in this one-day event. (photo by the National Museum-Ilocos Regional Museum Complex)

 

Palm craft demonstrations by the expert weavers, tryouts by a limited audience, and an instructional video on palm crafting are included in this one-day event.
 
A collaboration among the NMP Ilocos Regional Museum, Ethnology Division and Gender and Development Focal Point System, “Laga, Tunos, ken Pammati” is envisioned to provide the museum audience a good glimpse of the Iloko and Filipino cultural contexts of the Philippine tradition of palm crafting.
 
Mr. Nocheseda’s talk and the video on palm crafting  will be aired live on the NMP Ilocos Regional Museum Complex Facebook page for those who are interested to join but cannot personally attend this activity.
 
On the other hand, the non-live streaming of the on-site weavers’ story-sharing and demonstration will be made around Palm Sunday. (JCR/AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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