The T’boli Museum in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
With the growing interest on the mountainous town of Lake Sebu mainly because of its Seven Falls and its three lakes, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle other important destinations. One such place could be the T’boli Museum.
The museum displays artifacts and memorabilia. But what is prominently displayed in this modest museum are several gongs which strongly reminds the T’boli’s great tradition of brass casting and passion for music.
The T’bolis are excellent weavers and made use of the most abundant clothing material found in Lake Sebu – abaca. According to COWHED, there are 23 steps in the T’nalak weaving process starting from Melek kedungon (selection of abaca) up to Semaki (iron the cloth with shell).