The Museum of the Filipino People is currently holding a special exhibit on Philippine textile weaving entitled “Hibla ng Lahing Filipino”. The exhibit shows the history and artistry of Philippine textiles. Textile weaving is an art that has been performed in the Philippines since pre-colonial times. Each ethnic group has its own particular kind of textile, motifs, and method of production. The people of the Cordilleras weave blankets and apparel with a backstrap loom. T’boli people first tie-dye abaca threads in earth tones before weaving them into a fabric called t’nalak. For them and many other ethnic groups, weaving is more than a tradition, it is a religious ritual. In the latter part of the Spanish era the people of Miagao began developing a textile, which became known as hablon, woven from piña and jusi fibers, cotton, and silk and later manmade fibers.