The Hinabi Project

   The Art of Philippine Textiles

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Weaving Peace and Dreams: Textile Arts of Mindanao

Last Day of Exhibit

Friday, December 1, 2017
Guided Tours: 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM
The Mills Building
220 Montgomery / 220 Bush, San Francisco, California


Closing Reception: 6:00 PM
Kalayaan Hall
447 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Weaving Peace and Dreams: Textile Arts of Mindanao

September 18- December 1, 2017
The Mills Building
220 Montgomery / 220 Bush
San Francisco, CA 94104

Entrance on the weekend and after 6PM is 220 Bush

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Video Copyright © 2017 by PAWA / The Hinabi Project. Video may not be copied without permission from PAWA / The Hinabi Project.
Videographer: Joel B. Owano


Trunk Shows at the Philippine Center
447 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Come check out their products before they go to Santa Fe
for the
International Folk Art Market (IFAM) July 8-10, 2016.

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PIÑA: An Enduring Philippine Fabric

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Detail of a THP commissioned piña shawl on display at the AAM.

An Educational Display on Piña

The Hinabi Project in partnership with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,
Lacis Museum of Berkeley, Philippine Textile Research Institute,
Non-Timber Forest Products

at the
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
September 24 – October 11, 2015
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California

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Image Source: Biblioteca Nacional de España. Mestiza, Álbum de Filipinas


Filipino American International Book Festival

October 2-4, 2015
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street


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Sunday, October 4, 2015
At the piña display, Asian Art Museum
Gallery Talk with Anthony Cruz Legarda, Patis Tesoro, B. Lynne Milgram

Sunday, October 4, 2015
SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
Bridge Learning Studio, 5th Floor

Philippine Textiles Panel: Discussion of Philippine Textiles by experts in the field: piña and other fabrics.
Panelists: Patis Tesoro (Philippines), B. Lynne Milgram (Canada), Anthony Cruz Legarda (U.S.)
Moderator: Michael Gonzalez


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Trunk Show and Sale!
Featuring the handcrafted traditions of the Philippines

Sunday, July 19, 11 am–4 pm
Kalayaan Hall, 1st floor, Philippine Center
447 Sutter Street, San Francisco

The organizer of this trunk show Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) of Manila, with its marketing arm CustomMade Crafts Center, Inc. (CMCC), is representing the Philippines at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 10-12, 2015. This show features the following range of crafts:
   • the piña weaves of Kalibo, Aklan,
   • the t'nalak of the T'boli of Lake Sebu,
   • the tingkep baskets of the Pala'wan tribe of Palawan,
   • the hinabol of the Higaonon of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon,
   • the geometric weaves of the Yakan tribe of Zamboanga and Basilan, and
   • the tapis of the Kalinga tribe.

The featured artists are t’nalak master weaver Bernadeth Ofong of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and piña artist Anna India Dela Cruz-Legaspi of Kalibo, Aklan. With support and guidance from CMCC, artisans from these communities have found a new source of income while preserving centuries-old craft traditions. The show is sponsored by the Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. of San Francisco (PAWA) and The Hinabi Project™.

MS. BERNADETH OFONG is a master weaver from the T’boli tribe and the president of KLOWIL KEM LIBON (KLOWIL for short), a T’boli artisan-run business enterprise whose name means "life of women" and which aims to preserve and promote traditional T'boli arts and crafts. A mother and community leader, Ms. Ofong organized KLOWIL in 2000 to help more T’boli artisans with the marketing of their products. Starting out with zero knowledge on business and marketing operations, Ms. Ofong has managed to expand the production and operations of KLOWIL, capitalizing on their culture in producing and marketing their products, and partnering with various agencies and individuals to strengthen their enterprise. She has traveled to Japan and China to promote their culture and market their products, and has also been involved in various government and non government supported activities that promote and showcase the T’boli and their culture.

MS. ANNA INDIA A. DELA CRUZ-LEGASPI is the owner and founder of Heritage Arts and Crafts, a business enterprise based in Kalibo, Aklan that specializes in piña handwoven textiles. She is also the president of the Loomweavers Association of Aklan and the Piña Manufacturers and Traders Association (PiñaMANTRA). A visual artist, weaver, and entrepreneur, Ms. Dela Cruz-Legaspi is a long-standing and tireless advocate of piña weaving, and is credited for being instrumental in its revival and growth as an industry in Aklan.

CONTACT: The Hinabi Project™ of PAWA, Inc.
(650) 815-°©‐6485


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An Evening with Patis Tesoro
and the Launch of The Hinabi Project.
Friday, June 19, 2015
6.30 P.M.
San Francisco, CA
By Invitation Only

Beatriz “Patis" Pamintuan Tesoro is known for designs using local fibers such as abaca, piña, Mindanao silk and introducing these into high fashion. She advocated and lobbied for the preservation and revival of a weaving industry focused on piña and other natural materials and evolving a now vibrant artisan community of weavers and embroiderers. She is recognized as the Dame of Philippine Fashion, mother of the “Bohemian Filipiniana” fashion and a world traveler. She is the author of The Art of Philippine Embelishment.
Organized by The Hinabi Project/PAWA in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Philippines, San Francisco


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THP at the SangDiwa 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015,
2:55-4:20 PM
Panel Session 2: "Creative Designs Using Indigenous Filipino Materials" with Patis Tesoro, Anthony Cruz Legarda, Jenny Young, Chona Pike, and Edwin Lozada as moderator.
Patis Tesoro will have a presentation on piña and Philippine indigenous cotton.
Don't miss it!!!
SangDiwa 2015, A Global Arts Forum and Exhibition,
is part of the Kalayaan Festivities and opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 5:45 PM.

For more information please visit


Friday, June 12, 2015

Anthony Cruz Legarda
Hinabi: The Art of Philippine Textiles
Fashion Show
and Bay Area Fashion Week Models
at the Kalayaan SF
Philippine Independence Day Evning Gala
San Francisco City Hall

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Sunday, May 31, 2015
Silicon Valley Bloomz
A Benefit Fashion Theater Production
Creations with Piña
by Anthony Cruz Legarda
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA

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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Ethnic Textiles Study Group
Textile Arts Council
at the de Young Museum
San Francisco, CA
Philippine Textiles Show and Tell with Anthony Cruz Legarda

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