Behold your #Binibini20 Thea Cenarosa of Pototan, Iloilo in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume by Jun-g Bayona Candelario (with backpiece by Brent Naranja):
(Notes from the designers)
The gown is a culture-oriented inspired piece from a fused artistry of “amakan” – a Hiligaynon word which is used to dry rice in the rural area of Pototan at the same time, honoring the annual Festival of Lights or popularly known as Iwag Festival.
Pototan is considered as the rice granary of Panay. The rice cut precious stones symbolize the abundance of rice in the municipality. The fabric was cut into pieces and weaved, to create an “amakan.”
Apart from being the rice granary of the region, Iloilo is also known as the Christmas Capital of the Visayas, with its lovely Christmas lights that lit up the entire city court each December. The entire community gathers to experience and appreciate the celebration. Prosperity and festivity, Pototan, Iloilo.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
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