About the book:
A useful source of information on an impressive range of decorative motifs and designs, their usage as well as their probable connection with other living art forms within and beyond Southeast Asia. Finalist, 2006 Gintong Aklat Awards for the Arts.
Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press
Publication Date: 2005
Size: 300 x 213mm
About the author:
A cultural researcher, educator, artist and advocate of the indigenous arts of the southern Philippines, particularly the Sulu Archipelago, Amilbangsa turned her love for dance and the arts into a vocation.
Her signature involvement has been the study, conservation, practice and promotion of the dance style called pangalay (“gift offering,” or “temple of dance” in Sanskrit), a pre-Islamic dance tradition among the Samal, Badjao, Jama Mapun, and Tausug peoples of the provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
In 2015, Amilbangsa received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for “her single-minded crusade in preserving the endangered artistic heritage of southern Philippines, and in creatively propagating a dance form that celebrates and deepens the sense of shared cultural identity among Asians.”