Ang Lin-ay Sang Iloilo


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Ang Lin-ay Sang Iloilo - The Lady of Iloilo - The icon of Ilonggo Pride


Since the unveiling at the City Hall of the City Iloilo – Philippines, August 25 2011, the citizens of Iloilo are proud to have their new Icon.

The bronze statue weighs 1.7 t and measures 5 meters in height. Based on the idea of ED Defensor, a well-known Philippine Artist casted by Herbich International Arts and Manufacturing Corporation.

Ed defensorThe Lady of Iloilo

Ed Defensor describes the Lady of Iloilo as followed:

“What you will see is a Lin-ay wearing the traditional bandana usually worn by farm girls to protect them from the heat of the sun. On her neck she wears an ethnic necklace, symbolic of her ancestry, as she comes from a rich mythic past, from the Maragtas, the “Barter of Panay”, and the long line of heroic datus that peopled the island of Panay.

Her right arm cradles a bunch of harvested rice, symbolic of our prosperity. Her left hand holds another symbol of prosperity, the scythe or “garab” which has long been the traditional harvesting implement of Western Visayas. I remember when I was a child in the farms of Mina, Iloilo, whenever I saw a “garab”, I knew right away it was “good times” for it was harvest time.

She wears an embroidered blouse, symbolic again of one of the popular traditional arts of this city and province. On top of it is a “sablay” of “hablon”, the textile which contributed to Iloilo’s becoming the second city of the Philippines, second only to Manila, at the onset of the 19th century.
The whole figure of the Lin-ay is highlighted by the “patadyong”, our native hand-woven wrap-around skirt, for which no other province is better known than Iloilo. As a bona fide art historian I dare say that Iloilo has the best patadyong in the whole country.

The Lin-ay is standing on a pedestal with four sides.  Carved in relief on those four sides are the four major assets of Iloilo. Front of the pedestal shows our rice-farming industry. Right of the Lin-ay, the pedestal shows the sugar cane-farming industry. The left side shows our fishing industry, both deep sea and brackish water, while the back side depicts education, since Iloilo is considered as the educational center of the Visayas and Mindanao.”


November 19 2010

We uploaded the new Album of Pictures taken at the Workshop on Nov. 19 2010.

You can visit them here.



November 12 2010

We now offer a workshop on "How to make a sculpture".


October 29 2010

The Gallery of Napoleon Veloso Abueva, National Artist, was updated.

October 01 2010

We are proud that we launched our new web site. You can order now your 3D Advertisement or just have a look which new sculptures we are offering. Visit 3D-Advertisement.

September 01 2010

The art work of Franz Herbich is displayed in the Art Center of SM in Cebu. The exhibition "Subay" is opened for the public until September 11 2010 during the business hours of the mall.

August 27 2010

The Artist Franz Herbich is now introduced. His new art work and the new 3D Advertisementsculptures are presented. The Tamaraw Project is the begin of a new series of sculptures. Some more sculptures will follow soon.

June 06, 2010

Out of solidarity for the new home country, Franz Herbich created his own version of a bust of Jose Rizal, the most portrayed person in the history of the Philippines. The sculpture was made based on an old oil painting. You can read more about Jose Rizal and his importance to the Philippines inWikipedia.

The plaster of Paris bust is 80 cm high and is the basis for the production of castings in various 


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