Tag Archives: T’boli

A Heritage of Music, Dance and Storytelling

This is my last post on the T’bolis and it’s beautiful land, Lake Sebu and what better way to honor its people and its land than to celebrate its cultural heritage through vivacious singing and dancing.  No, we didn’t dance … Continue reading

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Brass and Beads

Creative – that’s what they are.  The Tbolis possess marvelous traditional craft skills up to this day – aside from weaving, they are also known for their wax brass casting and colorful beadworks, which are used as jewelries, accessories or … Continue reading

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A Moment with a Lang Dulay

I have learned to appreciate art in various forms – from painting, pottery, sculpture to graphic and interior designs, to even the performing arts – and most recently, the artistry of weaving, more specifically T’nalak weaving. The T’bolis are known … Continue reading

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A Datu and His Wives

Credits:  JSprague TW Kits (template 01 and papers) Have you ever wondered how it is to be one of 11 wives?  Not me, until I met a datu with… yes!  11 wives.  Datu Udos Angkoy, a distinguished looking man dressed … Continue reading

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On Market Day

Saturday is market day for the T’bolis and a smattering of them still turn up in a semblance of a traditional ensemble.  Take out these lingering few; market day in Lake Sebu was quite a let down.  Without them, the … Continue reading

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Lake Sebu Revisited

It’s been 10 years since my last visit to this enchanting town where T’boli’s hail. A T’boli lady in full regalia I remember the highland tribes for their colorful costumes and intricate beadworks.  And that’s what excites me about this … Continue reading

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