The matriarch of the Dasan family, Winnielyn, shows off her handmade traditional Tboli piece during our trip in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. We’re in awe of the precision of the stitches! It takes about a month or two to make one of this. 🧵
Missed out Lake Sebu IG story? Don’t worry; we saved it for you! Head on over to our Instagram profile and click the “World in Color” highlights. Let’s reminisce the mornings spent at this magical place. 🌷
ICYMI: Our Lake Sebu IG story series is now uploading! Check out our stories or click on our “World in Color” profile highlights to find out why we love this place, what to expect, and how our Tboli wood earrings were made. 💎
The intricate embroidery on a blouse is called Këgal nisif. The Tbolis refer to the brilliant colors on a black background as ‘gondong’. Motifs are said to be vaguely reminiscent of the minutely-executed Tboli hakang or tattoos of the past.