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The NM Ilocos Regional Museum Complex holds weaving lectures and demonstrations. Abel-Iloko: Panagabel ken Panangibinglay (Panangamiris kadagiti akem dagiti babbai ken lallaki kadagiti kagimongan iti mangngabel nga Iloko) [Abel-Iloko: Weaving and Sharing (Discerning women's and men's roles in Iloko weaving communities)] was held at the National Museum's facility in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. This was part of the program through our Gender and Development Women's Month Celebratio n, and held on March 9 and 10. Both resource persons Agustina Quitoriano and Fe Quemi are master weavers from Caoayan, Ilocos Sur and who also showed how cotton weaving is done on their especially created foot loom that has variations from other looms found in the Philippines. Through their supervision participants had the chance to actually learn its intricacies and skill it requires. Nearly 200 participants joined the two-day program. They were mostly students from different schools, such as Vigan National High School East, Ilocos Sur National High School, University of Northern Philippines, and the University of the Philippines. This program is also related to the "Abel Iloko" in the a gallery permanently devoted to Philippine textiles exhibition that was opened in 2017 at our Padre Burgos House. It was made possible through the support of the Office of Senator Loren Legarda and the Office of Representative Deogracias Victor Savellano (Ilocos, 1st district). The inabel comprise of textiles, garments, weaving materials and implements, surveying the handloom tradition from Pangasinan to Ilocos Norte. Sixty percent of the textiles displayed in Hibla are from Rep. Savellano's collection. For more information, kindly contact the Ilocos Regional Museum and Satellite Office through email at nmviganilocos@gmail.com or call 09175048014. Photos courtesy of the NM Ilocos Regional Museum Complex and the NM Ethnology Division. #NationalMuseumPH #NationalWomensMonth2019 #WomenMakeChange ©The National Museum of the Philippines (2019)

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