South Cotabato brings the T'nalak Experience to Iloilo

The Province of South Cotabato, the Land of the Dreamweavers, showcased the "T'nalak Experience" during the second day of the 12th Paradise travel exhibit in SM City Iloilo.

A fashion show featuring the T'nalak haute couture creations of renowned South Cotabato designer Ivan Raborar highlighted the province's part in attracting Ilonggo's to the 12th Paradise which is Region 12. Towering models from Iloilo City's Bijoux Modelling Agency wowed the audience as they took the runway wearing Raborar's creations highlighting the exquisite T'nalak cloth of the  T'boli's in South Cotabato.

T'nalak cloth is South Cotabato's ultimate cultural emblem. The cloth is made from abaca fibers meticulously handwoven by T'boli women in Lake Sebu and in other parts of the province. The designs in T'nalak cloth are said to be from the symbols and images in the weaver's dream.

Different produce from South Cotabato are also on display and being sold in different booths of the exhibit. These includes souvenir items such as bead necklaces, brass wares and wooden items, musical instruments and the intricately woven T'nalak fabrics, among others.

Present during the program were Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 6 Director Atty. Helen Catalabas and DOT-12 Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera.

Check out the following photos below:

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