·Pre-Colonial Indic Philippine Culture (clothing, dance, etc)
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'T'nalak Portrait' by mikesantos
T'nalak Portrait T'nalak is the traditional tapestry making of the T'bolis from South Cotabato in the Philippines. This was shot at the annual parade of Aliwan Festival in Manila, where contingents from different part of the Philippines show and compete their different cultural festivals.
This engraving depicts the Philippine "karakoa" war canoe which was also known in ancient times as "lawig" which means, "voyage" or "fishhook." The karakoa was a giant double outrigger that could carry over 100 individuals. Lawig is the root word for "lumawig" or "Lumauig," the Philippine name for Maui. the engraving was made by C. Nicolas in 1601. Read more in my book, "The Forgotten Children of Maui" available through Amazon.com