Sinaunang Habi: Philippine Ancestral Weave
By Marian Pastor-Roces
Published by NIKKI Books, ©1991.
A product of a fifteen-year research by Marian Pastor Roces, ‘Sinaunang Habi’ is a comprehensive reference on indigenous textiles of the Philippines. “This unique book gives us not only a rich collection of haberdashery imbued with artistry and beauty, but also a rich insight into the different ethnic groups in the Philippines. The extensive and informative essays provide a historical and anthropological background on the indigenous people inhabiting each region. The clothing silently but expressively speaks of a nation’s unique cultures, customs, ceremonial life, rituals, and practical needs, lending beauty to handcrafted objects while continuing age-old traditions.”
Description: 312 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 x 29 cm
ISBN: 718792007 9789718792001