Embroidered Bagobo Bag from Mindanao

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Bagobo bag, Philippines collection, Field Museum, Chicago


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  • Hans Brandeis October 29, 2013 - 10:05 am Reply

    Similar bags can be found here:

    Cole, Fay-Cooper
    The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History 1913. 154 S. (S. 49-203.) 8°. (Field Museum of Natural History Publication 170, Anthropological Series, Vol.12, No. 2)
    Plates XXXIX and XL


  • Arnie Trinidad March 21, 2014 - 11:00 am Reply

    i don’t think this bag is bagobo. the patterns and color look more like mandaya creations than bagobo.
    the mandayas are from davao oriental. they are usually referred to as people from the uplands. they call their cloth dagmay, made from dyed abaca hemp woven together using a traditional loom.

    for a sample of how the mandaya woven cloth looks like visit this site:


    here is information on the myths behind the dagmay and the mandaya tribe:


    you can also refer to the book written by marian pastor-roces entitled “sinaunang habi: philippine ancestral weave.”

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