Piña Futures: Weaving Memories and Innovations
Drawing inspiration from a seminal book on piña by Lourdes R. Montinola in the 1990s, Randy M. Madrid’s Piña Futures bridges piña’s rich cultural traditions with contemporary innovations that sustain its existence as the “Queen of Philippine Fabrics.” The book offers new perspectives of looking at the sartorial development of an island textile as an artisanal fabric, a trade commodity, a garment of honor and identity, and a treasure of the world. It acknowledges the place of piña – the textile and the craft – in Philippine culture through its long history and its trajectory into the future.
Randy M. Madrid is a renowned historian and author who has advocated for the preservation and promotion of Central Philippine textile history for more than ten years.
This book also includes a foreword by Maria Isabel Ongpin and an introduction by Lourdes R. Montinola.Publisher: