The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Written by Ria Jose

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

The Grand Lobby of the Marco Polo Davao featuring a Garment by Jun Artajo, Floral Arrangement by Green Style and Indigenous Instruments courtesy of Arch Jose Racho

Did you know Davao’s Kadayawan Festival is the only major festival in the Philippines that is not rooted in Christian feast? Rather, it is a thanksgiving celebration that features the unique melting pot culture of Davao. It gives tribute and highlights the 10 tribes of Davao, the source of Davao’s rich history, arts, and culture.

In celebration of Kadayawan 2015, Marco Polo Davao shines the spotlight on Davao’s unique arts and culture through a unique Kadayawan Art Exhbit. The exhibit features Davao’s culture expressed through the modern arts of fashion design and photography.

Fashion by PWC of Davao Fashion Design Program

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Gown by Emi-Englis featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

The Kadayawan Art Exhibit features garments and accessories designed by the students and faculty of the Philippine Women’s College of Davao Fashion Design Program. The designs use indigenous materials and textiles from and inspired by the lumads (indigenous people) of Davao.

On display are garments by award-winning designers Emi Alexander Englis and Jun Artajo who have bought joined Fashion Week abroad.

Garments and Purses by the Students of PWC of Davao featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Garments and Purses by the Students of PWC of Davao featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Also featured are garments by Wilson Limon, Xoti Chiu, Windell Mira, and other Fashion Design students of PWC.

Purses and Bags by Crystal Seas

Crystals Seas Purse featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Crystals Seas Purse featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Also on display are exquisite bags and purses by Crystal Seas. The brand was established in 2006, showcasing the craftsmanship of Davao’s artisans. Materials by local artisans are paired by indigenous materials such as local fibers and shells to create unique purses and other accessories.

Bags by TFTP are also featured at the Kadayawan Art Exhibit.

Bags by The Field Trip Project of Crystal Seas featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Bags by The Field Trip Project of Crystal Seas featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

TFTP stands for “The Field Trip Project.” TFTP creates travel bags and accessories made of local textiles. As much as 50% TFTP’s net earnings are used to fund field trips for underprivileged students.

Photography by the Camera Club of Davao

Photos by Camera Club of Davao printed by Colours featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Photos by Camera Club of Davao printed by Colours featured at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit

Experience Davao through the lens of the members of the Camera Club of Davao (CCD). The Kadayawan Art Exhibit showcases photos that capture the beautiful people, the breathtaking views, the mouth-watering food, and other awe-inspiring scenes of Davao.

Know the reasons why we celebrate Kadayawan every year. Enjoy the arts and culture of Davao through the works of our modern artists at the Marco Polo Davao Kadayawan Art Exhibit. Madayaw!

The Kadayawan Art Exihbit is on display at the Lobby of Marco Polo Hotel Davao from August 10, 2015 to September 5, 2015.

The Marco Polo Davao is located at the heart of Davao along CM Recto Street corner Roxas Boulevard, Davao City. For more information and updates about Marco Polo Davao, you can visit their website and social media accounts:

Website: http://www.marcopolohotels.com/en/marco_polo/hotels/philippines/davao/marco_polo_davao/index.html
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/marcopolodavaohotel
Twitter: @MarcoPoloDavao
Instagram: @MarcoPoloDavao
Hashtags: #MarcoPoloDavao #HeartofDavao

Crystal Seas is located at 1F CFDC Bldg., Rodriguez Avenue, Gem Village, Maa, Davao City. For more information about Crystal Seas, visit their website at http://www.crystalseashandwoven.com or contact them at +6382-2842804. For updates, https://www.facebook.com/CrystalSeas.

For information about The Field Trip Project, visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/welovefieldtrips.

For cameras and photo processing, visit Colours at the 3rd Floor of Abreeza Ayala Mall. Visit their site at http://www.coloursph.com/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Colours.ph

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Photos taken with a Fujifilm XF1. Acknowledgment to Joel Bagas of Fujifilm Philippines and Colours Digital Foto.

To know more about the Fujifilm X-series cameras and other Fujifilm cameras, visit their site at http://fujifilm.com.ph. For updates, follow them on social media: https://www.facebook.com/fujifilmphilippines on Facebook, @FujifilmPH on Instagram, and @FujifilmPH on Twitter.

This post was written by Ria Jose

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