Beaded Weaving

beads1.jpg - 20734 Bytes On the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, the art of weaving and carving continue to thrive. In studying the beaded baskets of the Bagobo peoples, we see a distinct blend of the utilitarian with the decorative.
Bagobo male carrying bag. Kabil.
Abaca (banana plant fiber) and beads.
Davao, Eastern Mindanao. c. 1900.
Collection of the Phoebe A. Hearst -
Museum of Anthropology,
University of California, Berkeley.

Students are given the choice of beaded bags, pouches, or bracelets.

See other student's work in the
Student Gallery