FIRST MORO NATIONAL ARTIST. Abdulmari Asia Imao was conferred the title in 2006 making him the first Moro (Muslim Ethno-linguistic group in Mindanao) to receive such recognition.
The indigenous ukkil, sarimanok, and naga motifs have been popularized through his works. He draws inspiration from Tausug and Maranao arts. National Artists Guillermo Tolentino and Napoleon Abueva are among his mentors.
Do you know other Moro artists aside from NA Imao?
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