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Textiles of Southern Philippines: The Textile Traditions of the Bagobo, Mandaya & Bilaan from Their Beginnings to the 1900s
Lynda Angelica N. Reyes (au). Reyes discusses the indigenous fabrics & clothing of the Bagobo, Mandaya & Bilaan animist groups in Mindanao, Southern Philippines, set against the background of their cultural life. Her research focuses on the specimens of native fabrics in the Field Mus. in Chicago. Describing the different methods & techniques employed in the manufacture of these traditional textiles, she also relates their functions in the day-to-day lives of the Bagobo, Mandaya & Bilaan groups. Most of the traditional textiles studies, as shown in this profusely illustrated book, have intricate designs & embroideries incorp. geometrical patterns & representational figures of human beings, plants & animals with the images of man & the crocodile as the dominant motifs.
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