Manlilikha ng Bayan Barbara Ofong

Manlilikha ng Bayan Barbara Ofong T’boli Textile Weaving Continuously producing the highest possible quality of T’nalak for more than 50 years, Bo’i Barbara’s remarkable artistry and knowledge is spiritually guided through her “ties” with Fu Dalu, the guardian spirit of abaca. As a Dreamweaver, she has artistically expressed T’boli cosmology, human relationships, and reverence for natural … Read more

Manlilikha ng Bayan Marife Ganahon

Manlilikha ng Bayan Marife Ganahon Higaonon Mat Weaving Marife, a “manglalala ho ikam” (mat weaver), is revered in her community for her name is synonymous with “Ikam Sodsod”, which she has refined after years of weaving. Marife who started learning ikam at 10 years old has accomplished the mastery of ikam artistry: determined and meticulous throughout … Read more

Manlilikha ng Bayan Bundos Fara

Manlilikha ng Bayan Bundos Fara T’boli Brass Casting Practicing the art gifted by Ginton, the deity of metalwork, Bundos has been carrying on the art of “Temwel” (brass casting) for most of his existence. While still utilizing traditional techniques, he has conjured several outstanding pieces bearing traditional designs and more novel masterworks. Bundos is acknowledged by … Read more

Manlilikha ng Bayan Hadja Sakinur-Ain Delasas

Manlilikha ng Bayan Hadja Sakinur-Ain DelasasSama Traditional Dance Dancing at a young age, Hadja Sakinur-ain has mastered the art of “Igal”. Igal is a Sama term for “dance” and is tantamount to the Pangalay of the Tausug, the Pamansak, and Gandingan of the Yakan. According to Hadja Sakinur-ain, “It happens right when the dancer is … Read more

Manlilikha ng Bayan Abina Coguit

Manlilikha ng Bayan Abina Coguit Agusan Manobo Embroidery One of the last and finest manunuyam among the Agusan Manobo people, Bae Abina utilizes her upbringing in her “Suyam” – the embroidery tradition of the Agusan Manobo. Following the tradition, Abina was chosen by the spirit of Tuma, and granted her the blessing to become a matugo … Read more