Can Filipinos help preserve and celebrate the beautiful local craft of embroidery through the use of the internet (social media, blogs, and consequent word of mouth) and travel?
Whether you’re looking to celebrate traditional Filipiniana wear or other, more modern takes on embroidery, there is no denying that this intricate handicraft is exquisite. Yes, it is true that these works of art can be pricey additions to your closet, but if you consider the patience and skill it takes to create just one piece, you will see that there is much more to the craft of embroidery than meets the unknowing eye.
Having been so inspired by one of our own writers’ trip to Lumban, we wanted more Filipinos to really see the art of embroidery first hand, meet the artisans behind this work, try it out for themselves, gain more appreciation for the craft, and promote mindful local travel.
Here’s why we think you should join us:
And here’s a video of what happened during our trip last May 25, 2013:
You can also check out pictures from our trip last year in our Biyaheng Burda Facebook album.
Register for Biyaheng Burda (version 2.0) on or before April 25, and join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014, for an exciting and insightful day trip to the quiet town of Lumban, Laguna. It will be a full day of sight-seeing, food-tripping, and of course, getting to know Lumban embroiderers and trying out embroidery for yourself!
Each day trip pass worth P2,500 is inclusive of:
- Transportation to and from Manila (from Caltex station at the corner of Julia Vargas and Meralco Avenue)
- Travel tote worth P300 from Tala Luna
- Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack
- Embroidery session with a Lumban embroiderer or burdadera
- Embroidery materials
- Souvenirs from Lumban
- Photo documentation
* We’ll need a minimum of 10 participants, and have a maximum of 20 participants to push through with this trip.
Working itinerary for MAY 3, 2014 (Saturday):
- 5:30am Assembly at Caltex station along Meralco Avenue corner Julia Vargas Avenue
- 6:00am ETD Manila
- 9:00am ETA Lumban, Laguna
- 9:00-9:30am Breakfast
- 9:30-11:30am Walking tour of Lumban town proper – San Sebastian Church, Lumban river, kesong puti, espasol
- 11:30am-12:00nn Introduction to burdaderas of the House of LEA
- 12:00-1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00-3:00pm Embroidery activity with the local embroiderers from House of LEA
- 3:00-3:45pm Afternoon snacks and distribution of souvenirs
- 4:00pm ETD Lumban
- 7:00pm ETA Manila
In joining this trip, you’ll be able to:
- Help the Lumban embroidery industry
- Try out embroidery for yourself
- Feast on Lumban specialties inclusing espasol, kesong puti with malunggay pandesal, and more 😀
- Meet like-minded people in the Muni community who are also passionate about preserving Filipino culture and tradition
Register for Biyaheng Burda on or before April 25 to confirm your slot.
Help us make more Filipinos appreciate our country’s rich embroidery tradition. Share, tweet, and spread the love for Lumban embroidery! 🙂