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The Filipino word busisi translates to fastidiousness, while its adjective mabusisi means meticulous.

In the arts and crafts, being mabusisi connotes attention to minute details. The fastidious task is normally done in the context of a lengthier time frame [in this case, 2 years of lockdowns].

Busisi characterizes Patis Pamintuan Tesoro’s approach to graphic arts and textile design. It also articulates a unique Filipino sensibility that permeates her drawings, embroidered textiles, and fabric collages.

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