1:00 - 3:00
Learn about Filipino weaving, led by local weaver Rachel Lozada. The Ilocano traditional weaving workshop is designed to give basic knowledge of its socio-cultural and historical significance to the Filipino American community. It relates to this community’s migration to the US beginning in the early 1900s after the US colonized the Philippines at the turn of the century. Ilocanos comprise the second largest Filipino ethno-linguistic group in the US. Participants will get to know some of its most iconic design patterns, the symbolism and relevance behind them and try their hands on several types of small looms. Open to all ages, no weaving experience required.
Rachel Lozada is a community-based arts worker and weaver who is committed to helping create a renaissance of traditional and indigenous Filipino weaving in the diaspora. Since 2013, she has been conducting weaving demonstrations, workshops, and collaborative projects with various community and arts organizations. Her deep community-engaged model of weaving practice is unearthing the depth of buried histories of weaving traditions within Filipino American immigrant families mirroring the history of female weavers in her own family. She believes that weaving is not a spectator art. Through making various types of looms available for people to try out and experience this breaks the misconception that weaving is too difficult and challenging to take on.
Space limited. Reservations required: (415) 355-5615.