Mindanao Pottery

Mindanao Pottery Kadon (pot): Obo Kolun (pot): Tagakaolo | Davao Cuyun (pot): Mandaya | Davao Oriental Kibut (Cooking pot): Sama | Tawi-Tawi Jar: Subanen Jar: Teduray Storage Jar: Sama | Zamboanga City Jar: Manobo | Davao You may want to read: Tigkiw na Saday Pupog Pot

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Stone Sinkers of Batanes Islands

Stone Sinkers of Batanes Islands The National Museum of the Philippines features the stone sinkers excavated from the Batanes Islands. A stone sinker varies in size and functions as an anchor, plummet, or weight for nets and fishing lines. A stone sinker varies in size and functions as an anchor, plummet, or weight for nets and fishing lines.… Read More »

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Maliputo

Maliputo (Caranx ignobilis | Giant trevally) This native fist is found in Indo-Pacific seas with populations migrating in Taal Lake. Popularly known as Maliputo, this species is considered a highly prized food, often cooked in sinigang or grilled. The National Museum of the Philippines continues to feature our natural heritage found in your pockets. Today, the National Museum… Read More »

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Butanding

Butanding (Rhincodon typus | Whale Shark) Butanding is the world’s largest fish. This gentle giant can grow as long as a school bus, but feeds only on small animals like shrimp. Their bodies are spotted, in patterns unique per individual like human fingerprints. The National Museum of the Philippines continues to feature our natural heritage found in your… Read More »

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Musang

Musang (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus | Asian palm civet) Musang is a mammal native to Asia, like the Philippines. Although it looks like a cat with a longer body and tail, it is more related to the Palawan bearcat. It is a nocturnal species and feeds on both fruits and other animals. Today, the National Museum of the Philippines is… Read More »

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