Perhaps among the Ikat weaves of the Tboli people in Mindanao, it was only Lang Dulay who incorporated her name in every Tnalak that she designed. Be Lang, meaning esteemed grandmother, popularized the imprimatur as mark of ownership of the design. This marks or signatures in Roman Alphabet was of different styles and strokes. No signature is alike.

 

This exhibition is an exposition of the Tnalak designing process and the personal journey of Carlo Ebeo as an advocate of the works of the dreamweaver. Lang Dulay was a Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awardee (GAMABA). The Award is being bestowed by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and conferred by the President to Indigenous artisans who exhibited the finest craftsmanship for their particular artistic skills.

 

The exhibition shall be open to public viewing for a month at the Bahaghari Space of Museo Dabawenyo from September 9, 2017 to October 4, 2017.

 

By Carlo B. Ebeo