Limbunan movie: Preparing the Bride

Source: Vimeo/Bidadali House. Click here “Limbunan” is an official entry to the 6th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival in 2010. Set in 1989, the film captures the ritual motions of the women in a family preparing for the wedding of 16-year-old … Continue reading

Maguindanaon Wedding Dress

I see several searches about Maguindanaon wedding dress design on my dashboard, so I have decided to post about it: If you really want the traditional Maguindanaon wedding dress, you can use a glittery white Maguindanaon long-sleeved blouse and a … Continue reading

Maguindanaon Courtship and Marriage

MAGUINDANAON traditions (adat) do not allow courtship before marriage. What is practiced is courtship after marriage. Marriage is usually fixed and arranged by parents. In most cases, the grooms and brides do not even know each other before marriage. Pre-marriage … Continue reading