​​​​Tboli Arts : An Appreciation

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


Kemagi - of all the jewely, garments and adornments worn by a Tboli woman, no one can deny that the kemagi is the most treasured of all.  ​This heirloom necklace consists of intricately placed rings of red-gold (please enlarge the photos below to see the amazing workmanship), surrounded on both sides by beads that may date back hundreds of years.  Bells and brass complete the picture on this most valued and precious item.  

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