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(October 15, 2012 to February 15, 2013) A Survey of of Conical Skirts Found in Ilocos Norte Ilocanos are conscious of putting on the proper outfit for every occasion. This is illustrated in the epic Lam-ang for when he goes to visit the Lady Cannoyan, he wears a complete attire of striped pull-on stringed trousers,


(May 07, 2012 to September 30, 2012) Cruising along the countryside of Ilocos Norte gives a view of the lush green tobacco fields. Tobacco has been one of the cash crops of Ilocos region since the Spanish colonization. As an industry it has been a major force in the economic development of Region I. Spanish

Floating Warps and Guiding Heddles

(May 2, 2012 to June 3, 2012) Located in the Ferris Gallery (Medieval and Renaissance) Curated by Stanton Thomas, Curator of European and Decorative Art Sponsored by the Memphis in May International Festival Remarkable for their rich coloring and bold designs, hand-woven textiles are an important part of the long, varied cultural heritage of The


(January 02, 2011 to May 02, 2011) Traditional Process of Tanning in Ilocos Norte One of the oldest materials known to man, leather, has many fine qualities which make it practical in producing beautiful and useful articles. San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, a town of proverbially industrious Ilocanos, is known as a center of pottery, although

Lága ken Alát

September 02, 2011 to Jauary 02, 2012 The Enduring Basket The Philippines is blessed with a bounty of bamboos, palm trees and myriad varieties of tropical plants that yield materials for basket weaving. Where these plants abound, families develop their skills in weaving articles for utility and also in indulging in a pleasurable hobby. Their

Tumba, Atang ken Dung-aw

October 30-31, 2011 An Installation of the Ilocano Tradiitional Way of Honoring the Dead Tumbá Referred to as a catafalque, is an elevated platform upon which a casket rests during the wake. A religious icon, such as a patron saint or another holy image preferrably the Crucifix is also enshrined, with flowers and candles surrounding

Rukod ken Bagting

January 15, 2011 – March 12, 2011 A Survey of Traditional Ilocos Norte Measurement System Before Spanish colonial times in the Philippines the Ilocanos already had an established measurement system.  Like in other countries, the Ilocanos were already using measurement units based on comparisons to existing common and familiar objects giving tangible concepts of measurements


(August 31, 2010 – November 29, 2010) Traditional Ways of Milling Sugarcane in Ilocos Norte Driving along the countryside during summertime in Ilocos gives a picturesque view of rows and rows of sugarcane plants. These tall plants belonging to the grass family grow favorably in tropical climate. They are among the main crops in Ilocos

Philippine Fiestas

(May 21, 2010 to August 21, 2010) An exhibit of the colorful and vivid culture of the Filipino people The Fiesta is part of Filipino culture. It is a lively and colorful testament to the Filipinos’ soul, his religiosity, creativity and spiritedness. Every month of May, considered as the merriest of months, most of the


(February 20, 2010 – May 15, 2010) Traditional process of making rope in Ilocos Norte Rope is one of man’s oldest manufactured articles. Rope has been used in seafaring, hunting, fishing, farming, dragging of heavy loads, building, and many other numerous ways. Regardless of fibers used, rope making is generally the same. The first step