​​​​Tboli Arts : An Appreciation

 One collector's perspective on the artistic majesty of a proud and beautiful people


A stunning men's trouser.  Cotton embroidery on abaca.

Woman's jacket.  Cotton embroidery on abaca.

Embroidered denim.  Woman's jacket.

Mother of pearl beads on cotton.

The Blaan: To the south and southeast live the Blaan.  No recognition of the artistry to be found in Southern Mindanao can be complete without viewing the beauty created by the masterful Blaan.  While sharing much culturally with their neighbors the Tboli, the Blaan are a unique and ancient people.  I am very proud to showcase several examples of their art below.


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Embroidery on cotton.

Man's jacket.  Cotton embroidery on abaca.