The Philippine Embassy added color and texture to this year’s celebration of Floriade: Philippine participation in Australia’s biggest spring celebration and in celebration of Canberra’s centenary, concluded on Sunday, 13 October 2013.
Five (5) Filipino traditional dress were on display at the Inspiration Hub from 07 to 13 October 2013 featuring Baro’t Saya, Terno, Maria Clara, Barong Tagalog and Iamma and Gamit (Indigenous garment from Central Cordillera of Northern Luzon).
For the viewers to better appreciate our traditional wear, there were write-ups on the materials and fabrics used in the costumes and a brief description on their evolution through Philippine history, including the people and regions in the Philippines where these are normally worn and for which occasions.
The Embassy invited all kababayans and friends in Canberra to visit the display during their Floriade tours.
The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney headed by Consul General Anne Jalandoon-Louis, also visited the display on 12 October.