Salam (Peace), this Maguindanon-Filipino-English Phrasebook is written by Eric Fleischmann. (Thank you very much!!!!). Should you need complete dictionary of Maguindanaon words, visit University of Mindanao in Davao City, Philippines library (donated by my aunt) or go to ARMM Library in Cotabato City. Enjoy watching!
GETTING TO KNOW
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Examples of Maguindanaon decorations used during weddings or other special occasions.
1. PANDALA – Note that the manner of installing the flaglets should conform with the social status of the group who will use the decorative flags. For upper class people, it should be installed straight (see photo), for middle class and commoners, it should be in slanting manner.
There is also meaning in the number of big flags and the small flags.
2. SAMBULAYANG The sambulayang is usually placed at the venue or the house of the bride and the groom during wedding ceremony.
Sambulayang, Photo by CMendoza
3. LIKOS – New version of “Lansay.” It is used as attachment/embellishment on the moldings or as a home furnishings curtains. It is also used as table swag.
I do not recommend using likos with the ninety-nine names of Allah written on it.
4. BAGUIONTAY – It is a round pandala.
Round pandala, also called Baguiontay
5. LANSAY – They are fabric headings that are sometimes referred to as top treatments, like a valance. Lansay is usually embellished with beads and strips of cloth.
Lansay at the back; Source: http://www.negativ-film.de/2010/11/exground-2010-limbunan
6. ULUL – The upper class use royal color yellow and has intricate flower design on the middle.
Maguindanaon-designed canopy cloth, color yellow; Photo from DXUPFM
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