TABIH - Blaan Textile

Annotated text (Blaan Kastulen June, 2022)

Used as a fabric for clothing. Uses Lnageh tabih or red colored-woven abaca fiber into the textile.

Note: According to the elders, the last year that the community had the one to weave this was in 1940.

Original Text

(From reference card of the Field Museum Catalogue Number: 47995) 

Object: Textile: Philippine Cloth, abaca fibre;

Field Museum Catalogue Number: 47995

(Note: all instances of either B'laan, Bilaan or Bila-an in the Mapping Database have been changed to Blaan after specific requests from the Blaan of Sarangani Province June 2022. This would differ from the terminology in the original record, which is considered derogatory by the Blaan.)

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