T'Boli

T'boli map
  • AKA: T'Boli, Tiboli, Tagabili
  • Location: Mindanao: S. Cotabato province, esp towns of Kiamba, Maitum, Surallah.
  • Subsistence: Swidden and wet rice cultivation.
  • Population: 69,547 (1994)

The T’Boli, with their embroidered costumes and beaded ornaments, bangles, bracelets, and brass link belts, are one of the most colorful of all Filipino groups. They are renowned for their tie-dyed abaca cloth and metal industry, including intricate lost-wax brass casting.