Celebrate Buntal Weaving Tradition at SM City Baliwag

Relive the rich tradition of buntal hat weaving as SM City Baliwag lines up exciting events to promote the town’s most famous product. To kick off the festivity, marvel at the launching of the Giant Buntal Hat happening on May 18, 2p.m. at the mall’s Event Center. In partnership with the Baliwag Tourism Office, the launch will be led by local historian Rolando Villacorte and Balibuntal Foundation’s Allan Tengco.

Testimonials from the families of native buntal weavers will likewise be shared during the program. Moreover, mall goers get the chance to walk down memory lane through an exhibit of “The History of Buntal Hat Weaving in Baliwag” showcasing a photo story on the origin of the first buntal hat in the year 1910. Learn more about the hand-woven artwork with the collection of antique tools like hat molds and wooden rollers. The exhibit will be on display until May 31.

Don’t miss the Buntal Fashion Show featuring clothes, bags and accessories made of woven buntal fiber from top manufacturers, Buntal Ethnic Enterprises and Baliuag Buntal Enterprises.

On May 21, be in awe at the wonderful architectural designs of various Spanish-era bridges during the launch of Filipino Heritage Festival’s Puentes De Espańa en Las Islas Filipinas photo exhibit at the mall’s Event Center. Also, watch the “Makata ng Bayan” contenders as they battle using rhyme and meter during the Balagtasan contest happening on May 23, 2 p.m.

Be part of the much-awaited Buntal Hat Festival only at SM City Baliwag!

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  1. AnonymousJuly 06, 2011

    Could you please give me a direct contact number of who I can talk to regarding buntal woven fibers. you can email me at arnoldella_64@yahoo.com Thank you in advance.

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