Tribal Beadwork from the Philippines

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I love it. Shouts to Jenna for representing the Philippines for me.

This is Yakan tribal beadwork from the southern Philippines. They are part of a large tribal ethnic group out of Mindanao.  The patterns represent different animals and symbols recreated in painting and cloth.

They have a similar beading style to tribes in Afghanistan, as well as others I'm sure. 

Jenna's wearing a piece I was able to get my hands on from an acquaintance in the Philippines, it is not a recreation.

Cover photo by Bong Manayon

Photo by Khalil Manayon