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PIA Press Release
2009/08/20

RP showcases national costumes, best fabrics, crafts at ASEAN Exhibit in Bucharest

Tacloban City (August 20) -- The Philippines' national attire made of jusi and pina and costumes from Mountain Province and Southern Philippines are being showcased in at the ASEAN Exhibit in Bucharest.

The Exhibit dubbed as "Discovering ASEAN through Fabrics and Crafts" officially opened on August 6 and will run until August 23 at the National Village Museum, the second most visited landmark in Bucharest, the Department of Foreign Affairs said through a release at its website.

Being held in commemoration of the 42nd Anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Exhibit is participated by the Embassies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines with the cooperation of the National Village Musem.

The Exhibit highlights the rich cultural diversity of the ASEAN member countries through costumes, fabrics and crafts.

The Philippines' exhibit centerpiece displays the national attire made of piņa and jusi and costumes from the Mountain Province and Southern Philippines. The three sets of costumes were loaned to Post by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. These are complimented with the country's best mats, shell crafts, and bags.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said that the Opening of the Exhibit was graced by no less than the wife of Bucharest President Basescu.

Also in attendance were representatives of the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Culture and about 100 officials from government, diplomatic corps, arts and culture sector, media and friends of ASEAN and the five embassies.

Following the opening rites was a cocktail where native delicacies from the five participating countries were served. (PIA 8) [top]

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