South Cotabato Celebrates 50 Years of the Dream-weaving Tradition
Ida Damo | Jul 04, 2016
South Cotabato is 3,935.95 square kilometers of land inhabited by 827,200 people and is part of Region 12 or SoCCSarGen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos City.
It is called Land of the Dreamweavers because its indigenous tribe the T’Bolis, produce the T’nalak woven cloth made out of abaca. The designs are patterned after the dreams of the weavers.
Koronadal, the capital of South Cotabato comes alive every July to commemorate the T’nalak Festival. This July 10-18, the province celebrates the golden year of the T'nalak Festival through various activities.
How to Get There:
Major airlines fly daily to General Santos City from Manila. Flying time is an hour and 55 minutes. From General Santos City, it is an hour road trip to Koronadal.
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