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12/05/2010: Philippine Fabric and Fashion to be Featured in Embassy Exhibit

Philippine Fabric and Fashion to be Featured in Embassy Exhibit

12 MAY 2010 WASHINGTON, DC Fabrics and designs by noted Filipino designer Cora D.J. Manimbo will be featured in an exhibit at the Philippine Embassy that is seen to highlight the country’s rich heritage and unequalled craftsmanship. Manimbo’s works, some of which are shown above, have been described as “Essentially Filipino,” with finely crafted kimono blouses, shawls and gowns that are virtual artworks with meticulous embroideries, beadwork and hand-painted accents.    Manimbo anchors her work on the richness of materials found throughout the archipelago – pinya fibers from Red Pineapple, cotton yarn of Abel Iloco, T’boli hand-woven Tinalak, and banana plant fiber Sinamay. The exhibit, entitled “Habi ng Lahi: An Exhibit of Filipino Farbric and Fashion” is open to public from May 18-21 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Embassy’s Carlos P. Romulo Hall. END