Hilet

Hilet, or also called hilot, are an accessory tied at the waist with decorative brass bells. It originated in Lake Sebu and is commonly used by the T’boli ethnolinguistic group. T’boli women often wear hilets when there are celebrations. Ang mga...

Ikat

The dyeing technique that is used to produce designs on a fabric is known as ikat. This method is used in India, Indonesia, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries and was brought by traders to Europe and South American countries. Each weaving...

Jusi

Jusi, or husi in Filipino, is a delicate Philippine vegetable fiber used in making Barong Tagalog and other dresses. Usually, jusi silk is thinner, more durable, and has a tighter weave than piña silk. Banana leaf fibers were used to make...

K’gal nisif

K’gal nisif is a traditional clothing worn by T’boli women. The word “k’gal” is a T’boli term that refers to a blouse or shirt, while the term “nisif” pertains to the cross-stitch embroidery technique used on the cloth. K’gal nisif is...