Sharrie Villaver

Sharrie Villaver
Sharrie Villaver | @bababisaya

Introducing our Learning Facilitators, for Sugbuanun (Cebuano)… Sharrie Villaver @hoysharreh

Sharrie Villaver is an artist, fashion enthusiast, and Visayan precolonial culture preservation advocate. She won the grand prize winner for the University of the Philippines system-wide cultural costume competition for quincentennial celebrations.

Having studied theatre (University of Cebu, Arts and Design) and fine art (University of the Philippines Cebu, Bachelor of Fine Arts), combined with her knowledge of fashion and culture, she usually took on costume design roles for cultural theatre productions such as in Mangayaw: Mundo ng Ating mga Ninuno produced by the National Quincentennial Committee of the Philippines.

As a precolonial costume revivalist, she went viral on Facebook for a photoshoot wearing precolonial Visayan traditional clothing where she was featured by various media outlets such as Sunstar and Cebu Daily News.

Along with her sister Minxie Villaver, she continues to advocate for the reclamation of the Visayan identity through Karakoa Productions by co-teaching in historical and cultural fashion webinars for locals on the mainland and for the diasporic community.

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