Pis Masks

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PIS SYABIT is the traditional cloth tapestry made from cotton or silk worn as a head covering by the Tausug of SULU . The most recognized community of Pis Syabit weavers is Sulu are from Barangay Guimba Lagasan in the town of Parang. This is also where the late master weavers DARHATA SAWABI , a GAMABA AWARDEE OF 2005 ( National Living Treasure ) came from.

Unlike other traditional weavers, Pis Syabit are intricately woven at the houses of the tausugs . Most of thr elder weavers devoted their full time to their craft. They even teach and pass on this tradition to interested young generation.

Sourced and assembled by Kenny Ladaga.