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COMPLEMENTARY designs of a B’laan woman’s shirt and a T’boli woman’s tubular skirt: Woven cloth carries the cultural life of a community and could even serve very personal purposes similar to talismans and amulets like ward off evil, attract good fortune or assure an abundant harvest. Textile designs are also visual representations of an indigenous group’s ideals of beauty and order, as well as belief systems.

Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles

This blouse called Albong Takmon is the signature embroidery of Fu Yabing . She is excellent in this embroidery skill too with the applique (red bands of cloth). Photo by DOT 12 B'laan textile

Woman with tattoos & cigar by E. Masferre, Banaue, Philippines

Philippine textiles: Kalinga cloth, T'boli beads The textile is a modern reproduction of the traditional designs and colours of Kalinga cloth. The beads use traditional T'boli beading techniques.

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Traditional textiles of the Philippines, We all living beings are made of the same energy and substance either mater or antimatter, therefore we have to respect life in all its disguises starting with animals and environment, going organic and vegetarian is a priority,

T'nalak weaving is demonstrated by the T'boli from Lake Sebu. Photo by Kate Hassaram for