Miss Supranational Philippines Resham Saeed shared on Instagram Tuesday her national costume inspired by the Blaan tribe in Koronadal, South Cotabato and woven by a ‘national living treasure.’
In her post, Saeed underscored the significance of her costume.
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This isn’t just a National Costume for a show… it’s sacred, it holds pride and it’s a marriage of craft and culture. Presenting you, the precious fabrics of the Blaan Tribe in Koronadal✨ The tribal fabric attached to the head piece is over a century old, and was woven by Fu Yabing. A living National treasure of the Philippines ❤️ honoured to have the opportunity to carry it like a crown and to have it with me on this journey !!!! . . A special, heartfelt thank you to @jearsond for pouring his heart and soul into this masterpiece Yo never fail to surprise me, and I love you so much for standing by my side every step of the way❤️ . . . These shots were taken by the very talented and my new friend @alainlababit ❤️ . . . All materials were graciously provided by the City of Koronadal and the tribe themselves. Everything was approved by them to ensure quality and respect for their fabrics ❤️ . . . . . Mua: my favourite, @iamdonitayg_mua . . . Hair: A new friend @hairbymarcusfernandez . . . Stay tuned for my first ever video release on my new YouTube Channel ❤️ . . . #misssupranational2019 #misssupranational #silesia #Poland #manila #philippines #misssupranationalphilippines2019 #trendsph #ootd #MisssupRaenational #moraena #empoweringwomen #reshamramirezsaeed #theskinyourein #slaywithrae #igersmanila #ootdphilippines
“This isn’t just a national costume for a show… it’s sacred, it holds pride, and it’s a marriage of craft and culture. Presenting you the precious fabrics of the Blaan Tribe in Koronadal,” Saeed said.
The beauty queen also highlighted the fabric attached to the headpiece that was woven by an artisan recognized by the government for her mastery over her craft.
“The tribal fabric attached to the head piece….was woven by Fu Yabing, a national living treasure of the Philippines. I am honored to have the opportunity to carry it like a crown and to have it with me on this journey,” Saeed said.
Saeed also thanked her designer, Jearson Demavivas, for his support of her journey.
“A special, heartfelt thank you to @jearsond for pouring his heart and soul into this masterpiece You never fail to surprise me, and I love you so much for standing by my side every step of the way,” she added.
In a separate Instagram post, the Filipino designer, who also designed Catriona Gray’s national costume at the Miss Universe pageant last year, thanked the City of Koronadal for their help in making the costume.
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Resham’s Blaan Tabih Inspired National Costume for Miss Supranational 2019. It is my pride that I am once again bringing into the International stage, and that is the B’laan tribe of Koronadal City and of the neighboring municipalities. In this ensemble, we have tweaked the traditional Blaan attire into a modern one through the incorporation of suit pants made of B’laan cloth and other glittery embellishments. Notable is the addition of a weaved cloth attached to the headdress which is almost a century-old that was made by no less than a National Artist Blaan weaver. Thanks to the City of Koronadal for helping us make this costume a reality. Truly a Philippine pride. Congratulations @raebaaee my Blaan inspired National Costume Supranational PHILIPPINES 🇵🇭 ✨ Will post the official photos and videos soon❤️ #customJearsond #NationalCostume #supranational #PHILIPPINES Photograph : @alainlababit hair : @hairbymarcusfernandez stylist : @heyjecho Mua: @iamdonitayg_mua
“Thanks to the City of Koronadal for helping us make this costume a reality. Truly a Philippine pride. Congratulations @raebaaee my Blaan inspired National Costume Supranational PHILIPPINES. Will post the official photos and videos soon,” Demavivas said.
The Miss Supranational 2019 pageant will be held on Dec. 6 in Poland.