Ex-pres. Arroyo visits Hibla ng Lahing Filipino exhibit in Madrid
Former President and Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has graced the Hibla ng Lahing Filipino exhibit and related activities at the Real Fabrica de Tapices in Madrid, Spain.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in a statement, said Friday that Arroyo visited the exhibit on the second day of its run.
The Piña-Seda: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition, Lecture Series, Weaving and Embroidery Demonstrations and Workshops was launched on May 24.
The DFA said Arroyo also witnessed a weaving and embroidery demonstration.
She congratulated the persons involved in the exhibit, it added.
The exhibit and its related activities aim to increase public awareness and interest in Filipino traditional textiles and to deepen appreciation of local weaving traditions and provide venues for the promotion of intangible heritage related to processing and weaving textiles, and knowledge exchanges, the DFA said.
It also seeks to highlight the skills, knowledge and efforts of local weavers in preserving and upholding Filipino traditional weaving heritage, the department said.
The entire activities were spearheaded by the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Real Fabrica de Tapices through the joint efforts of the National Museum of the Philippines, the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, the Local Governments of Kalibo, Aklan, and Lumban, Laguna.
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