Philippines lies midway of the Asia’s Sea route
We are mostly being visited by our close neighbours such as
Malaysia and Indonesia.
Arab traders from Malay and Borneo have introduced
Islam from Southern Island up to north Luzon
Ethnic People of Mindanao
People of the current - Tausugs
People of the lake - Maranaos
Indigenous peoples of South Cotabato –
People of the flood plain – Maguindanao
People from Southeast Mindanao -
T’boli – are known for their distinctive colorful clothing.
Nearly all of their clothing is made out of t’nalak, a cloth
that has brown background, lightened by red and beige
Women wear ornamental combs, earrings, bracelet and
The t’boli usually cover their heads with turbans or large
Mandaya – exhibits equisite adornment for clothing.
The cloth of they used is called dagmay, it is made out
of vegetable dyed abaca fibers, tie-dyed to create flora
and fauna patterns.
Maranaos – are skillfull craftsmen and artist.
Most of their crafts were patterned after okir or okkil.
Figural Representation of Maranao art is the famous Sarinamanok,
which signifies bravery and nobility.
Bagobo – live along the desolated eastern coast of the Gulf of Davao.
They imitate the metal works and art of the Moros (Muslim warrior).
Produced an ornate tradition of weaponry, bell-jangled metal boxes,
weaving of abacca.
Tiruray – resides at the Southwestern part of Mindanao.
They weave beautiful strong baskets.
They are fond of wearing beaded elaborate clothing.
1. Music for religious activities such as the lunghu, performed by
the Tausugs during Ramadan.
2. Music of entertainment such as love songs, lullabies, legend
chants, and courtship.
Music of Mindanao