bodice fastened with a button to a rectangular shoulder cloth
(longon banat) with a slit in the middle for the head and
loose ends hanging over the shoulders. The narrow upper zone
of the bodice (dokot) is decorated with horizontal bands filled
with floating motifs.
falling below the knees. The floating weft motifs in the horizontal
bands comprises of an astonishing ranges of subjects.
blue or black commercial cotton wrap tied over the chest.
One long strip of linangkit/rinagkit along the vertical seam
is intersected by a horizontal one in the middle of the sukolob.
On the intersection four floral motifs in needle embroidery
radiate from the center. This attire is worn on a daily basis.
(Note: Usually the motifs of tapi and sukolob indicate the
social position of the wearer: sinombitan for upper class
and tinongkupan for the others)
strings of beads tied together worn around the head
of wood or rattan, cloth and beads
of brass coil of approximately 40 cm in diameter worn as a
necklace. These cumbersome ornaments are worn only in isolated
villages for ceremonial occasions these days.
choker-like necklace of beadwork
of gold beads and a disc of white shell, kima (giant clam)
in front and back. Bells are attached on either side of the
disc in front.
of carnelian, glass and shell beads looped crossed over the
bands of beadwork with geometric and human figures looped
crossed over the shoulders.
hip girdle/belt of coiled brass wire and rows of beads. Worn
during weddings and other ceremonies.
round brass bells sewn at the hem of the tapi
coiled brass ornament covering the lower leg.
hairpin which has two or three rows of folded pieces of colourful
cloth strung together and which float down to the nape.
of coconut shell worn below the elbow
of shell (kimo)
coiled wire bracelet covering most of the underarm. The saring
is enclosed by the satu and batakan and angkop
of shell (kimo)
of coconut-shell-like satu around the wrist