Indigenous Group – Intangible Culture

Hanunoo script (PE00255)

The Hanunoo-Mangyan etch their script on bamboo tubes. The inscriptions here are a translation of a Biblical verse. Bamboo tubes are also the medium for the ambahan, a poetic literary form of seven-syllable lines used to convey messages through metaphors and images.

Mangyan preparing letter on bamboo (PE01317)

From the Ma'i Collection (1981-1985)

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