World-Class Filipino Craftmanship: Appreciating Our Very Own

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Basey Mats by Indigenous People

Through this year’s celebration of Rustan’s for the Arts, Rustan’s, the purveyor of style and design for the home, as well as a staunch supporter of the arts, celebrates Filipino talent and the finest of the Philippines with a showcase of handcrafted products and fabrics made by indigenous communities around the Philippines.

Every Filipino is connected by an unbreakable bond. The proud, resilient spirit and the incredible artistic talent are part of the thread that make up our identity as a people; it is woven into our very fibre. We are, indeed, a creative and artistic people.

This creative initiative kicks off with a grand exhibit, titled Dayaw: Culture and Art Exhibition, which will be open to the public starting June 21, 2016, at Rustan’s Makati.  Revel at the exquisite detail and handiwork of each design, and discover the cultural and historical significance of each piece.

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Clockwise:  traditional Tikog mat weaving; Bagobo beadsmaking and embroidery; and Ga-adang cloth weaving and accessories making

Appreciate the fine craftsmanship that goes into some of the finer pieces through exhibits: the Traditional Ga-adang Cloth Weaving and Accessories Making, Traditional Tikog Mat Weaving, and Traditional Bagobo Beads Making and Embroidery. These live exhibits will be held on June 25-26, 1-5 PM in Rustan’s Makati, and June 22- 26, 1-5PM in Rustan’s Shangri-La.

All exhibits were developed in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Sen. Loren Legarda, an advocate of cultural preservation who has helped create the country’s first permanent textile gallery, Hibla ng Lahing Filipino at the National Museum.

Together with the exhibit, Rustan’s will be highlighting proudly local designs from its Filipiniana line, aptly titled, Our Very Own (OVO), which is composed of home accents and fashion. Discover beautiful, luxe pieces – from delicate, capiz accessories to polished wood accents – which can help to seamlessly bring together the spaces of the home.

In addition, the limited edition home merchandise “Rustan’s X BenCab Collection” will also be featured during this exhibit, featuring embedded artworks by legendary Philippine National Artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera such as the signature subject that recurs through BenCab’s works, “Sabel”. She is an image inspired from a real-life scavenger whom the National Artist photographed and sketched in 1965, which is presented in beautifully made drawings in the home items such as sophisticated-looking porcelain plates to unconventional mugs, extraordinary cushion covers, attractive fans, decorative trays, and interesting utility boxes. The highlighted home décor and accents are a true masterpiece crafted with the hands and heart of the art genius.

As part of its Independence Day Promo, this June, Rustan’s will also be offering a FREE Theo&Philo pouch of Chocolate Covered Mango Sprinkled with Coconut for minimum purchases worth P3,500 at Rustan’s Our Very Own. These are valid on single receipt purchases only, and in participating Rustan’s Stores in Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, Alabang Town Center, Gateway Mall, and Newport Mall. Homemakers will truly be delighted!

Watch out as well for unique finds and promos from Delonghi Coffee, Breville, Bosch, Hurom, Theo & Philo, Ditta Sandico and Barong II, all partners in this proudly Filipino campaign.

Be inspired by the world-class quality of Filipino creativity and design, only at Rustan’s.

Rustan’s for the arts exhibits can be seen in Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-La,Alabang and Cebu for the whole month of June.

#RustansfortheArts #RustansXDayaw

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