01 Jul 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)