On this day, March 27

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On this day, March 27 | @nccaofficial

TODAY IN HISTORY – On March 27, 1998, two master weavers from Mindanao, Salinta Barra Monon, and Lang Sengid Dulay, were proclaimed Manlilikha ng Bayan for 1998 by virtue of Presidential Proclamation Nos. 1188 and 1189 s. 1998.

Salinta Barra Monon (1920-2009) was a Bagobo-Tagabawa textile weaver from Bansalan, Davao del Sur, recognized for attaining the highest level of excellence in the art of Inabal, and for manifesting her unwavering dedication and commitment to her art by fully demonstrating the creative and expressive possibilities of abaca-ikat weaving at a time when such art was threatened with extinction.

Lang Sengid Dulay (1927-2015) was a T’boli textile weaver from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, recognized for her masterfully woven T’nalak that remained faithful to her community’s tradition as manifested in the complexity of her designs, fineness of workmanship and quality of its finish.

Rose Barra Monon, daughter of Manlilikha ng Bayan Salinta Monon, is currently carrying on her mother’s legacy by advancing the Inabal weaving tradition at her hometown. Accordingly, Noemi Legal Dulay, granddaughter of Manlilikha ng Bayan Lang Dulay, continues to teach and maintain the T’nalak weaving, keeping the tradition prospering with the same degree of technical brilliance that her grandmother handed on.

Proclamation (Salinta Monon): https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1998/03/27/proclamation-no-1188-s-1998/
Proclamation (Lang Dulay): https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1998/03/27/proclamation-no-1189-s-1998/

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