Study: Mandaya Weaving

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Philippine Women’s College of Davao
University Avenue, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City
SY 2011-2012
High School Unit

The Study of the Assessment of the Impact of Mandaya Weaving in their Lives In Partial Fulfillment of the Project for Qualitative Research

Submitted by:
Iris Coleen Mariscotes
Lorena Lamanilao
Honey Jean Estrada
IV- Altruism

Submitted to:
Mrs. Renelyn Bana
March 2012


This thesis is entitled “THE STUDY OF THE ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF MANDAYA WEAVING IN THEIR LIVES”, prepared by Iris Coleen B. Mariscotes, Lorena S. Lamanilao and Honey Jean Estrada, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the subject Quantitative Research, has been examined and is hereby recommended for the corresponding oral examination, approval and acceptance.

Renelyn D. Bana

Subject Teacher


APPROVED by the Panel of Examiners with a grade of PASSED

Ma. Nancel Lanticse


sdafds AranesReynald Japay, MAT-Math MemberMember

Wilfred Dexter Tañedo


ACCEPTED in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the subject Quantitative Research.

Salvacion R. Echavez, MAT-College Physics

BED Acting Principal

Throughout this study, there are a lot of people that we would like to acknowledge. First, we would like to thank our Heavenly Father for granting us the knowledge to finish this research. Second, we would like to thank our teacher Ma’am Renelyn Bana for helping us and guiding us in this study. We would also like to thank our parents, Mr. And Mrs. Mariscotes, Mr. And Mrs. Estrada and Mr. And Mrs. Lamanilao for supporting us in every aspect especially in financial. We also want to pay gratitude to our classmates who helped us in some details of this research. Next, we would like to thank the people in the Davao City Library who were very helpful when we asked for help in finding information of our study. Also, the curator in the Davao Museum located in insular village who guided us to see the display about Mandaya. We would also like to thank Dr. Macario Tiu for sharing his time and expertise in our topic and for having detailed suggestions for our data gathering and processing. Also, we would like to thank our respondents for spending their time in answering our questions during the interviews. Lastly, we would like to thank our panelists namely, Mr. Reynald Japay, Mrs. Nancel Lanticse, Mr. Wilfred Dexter Tañedo and Mr. Glyde Aranes for helping us improve our research and for letting us know what we need to develop in our research.


Mandaya is one of the most famous tribes in Mindanao. They are widely known for their weaving as this served as their trademark practice. It was known in this study that for many generations the Mandaya has woven cloth from fibers of native abaca tree, a variety of the banana family, which is abundant in the region. The finest grade of hemp extracted from abaca stalks is stripped pounded, combed then prepared for dyeing by tying thus, the word tie-dye. Their cloth is known locally as dagmay. It is distinguished from other tribal weaving by the intricate figures and patterns depicting the folklores and religion of the tribe. The Mandaya have carried the human and crocodile motifs to their highest expression. This art is handed down from generation. There is no patterns copy. Each design is an expression of the weaver. the unique culture of dagmay weaving by the Mandayan tribe earn them the title "Lumad that Weave Dagmay" .The findings of this study will help the readers, researchers and other Mandaya to gain insights about Mandaya Weaving. This study is subjected to the following questions: 1. How does weaving affect the economic status of Mandaya Tribe. 2. What are the materials...
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