Among the basic necessities in life is clothing. It is common on all civilizations the need to protect the delicate human body from the environment. As culture and social classes evolved, clothing became a distinction, separating the ordinary people from the ruling classes of a society. In the Filipino Culture, we have been observing this practice even before colonials arrived. Filipinos already have a sense of fashion even before the word has been invented.
It was a privilege to be invited to the inauguration of the exhibition of "Hibla ng Lahing Filipino" in the National Museum and experience how deeply connected fabrics are to our culture, so I went. Besides, I haven't visited a museum for a long time so I took the opportunity.