With the celebration of Cultural Consciousness week, Casa Gorordo Museum (CGM) will hold an online talk titled “T’boli: T’nalak and the Dream Weavers”, a discourse on the T’boli culture and their T’nalak weaving, on July 26, 2021, 2pm to be streamed on Facebook.
Casa Gorordo Museum has invited Ms. Haide Dulay Forod granddaughter Lang Dulay, the late National artist for Tnalak weaving, and head of the Betek Ifuy (Lang Dulay designs), to discuss T’boli culture and tradition focusing on their weaving that has been raised to the level of art.
The T’boli is a colorful ethnic group that lives in the mountains of Cotabato. 750 square miles where the Southern ends of the Southwest Coast Range and the Cordillera, also known as the Tiruray Highlands.
With an estimated population of 91,453, T’boli culture is known for their artistry in the metal works and in weaving, Their traditional cloth, the t’nalak is made of krungon(abaca fiber) extracted from the mature fruit bearing, wild abaca.