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Workshop: Filipino Weaving with Rachel Lozada

Saturday, 5/27/2023
2:00 - 4:00
West Portal Children's Area
West Portal

190 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
United States

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Learn about Ilocano traditional 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 ethnolinguistic group in the US. Participants will get to know some of its most iconic design patterns, 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, and by making various looms available for people to try out and experience, she breaks the misconception that weaving is too difficult and challenging to take on.


Space limited. Reservations required: 415-355-2886

Exercise your power of imagination with programs that encourage hands-on projects for adults. For craft programs, all materials are provided, unless noted.

Weaving Stories: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Interest
Connect with AANHPI heritage with programs and workshops, book recommendations and more.

Weaving Stories is the Library's celebration of the many diverse histories and cultures from Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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