Monday, August 17, 2015

Blaan Cultural Icons of Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato

 Five Blaan cultural masters of different skills were honored during the 3rd Kaflehew Festival of Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. The portraits below were painted by Josseth Ante Malida and awarded respectively to the honorees during the formal program.

Bai Yabing Masalon Dulo (master in Blaan Mabal Tabih, Embroidery, Basketry, Traditional Cuisine, Maral and Malem)

Bai Sally Sugue (Master in basketry and bag making)

Fulung Domingo Maladianon (Master in Faglung Making and Faglung Playing)
Bai Gusabin Diamod (Master in Embroidery, Mat Making and Weaving Tabih)

Bai Gulmari Maladianon (Master in beaded accessories making like Blaan comb, and other bead works)
 They are all actively engaged in skills transfer in their respective communities to preserve parts of the Blaan culture.

Photo credits: Joven Ryan Malida

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