This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
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Ethnicity, diversity, and authenticity define the culture and tradition of the people of Mindanao due to its different indigenous groups with native beliefs that are almost untouched by the influence of colonialism. Just like the other regions in the Philippines, Mindanao has rich culture depicted in their arts and crafts. You have become familiar with the characteristics of these pieces of artwork from the so-called “The Land of Promise” as you encountered them in the previous modules. The traditional textile designsfrom several ethnic groups like the B’laan, T’boli, Bagobo, and Maranao have distinct characteristics that feature varied motifs, colors, functions, and meanings. Seeing their exceptional accessories such as hilot and suwatlmimotis, as well as the extraordinary architecture like the Torogan, the Badjao houses, and the grand mosque of Cotabato will make you wonder whether you are still in the Philippines or not. These art works were made to express their lifestyle, beliefs, and customs.
As you explore the next learning stations, more of these arts and crafts will come along your way. You will have a deeper understanding of how lines, shapes, forms, value, color, texture and space give more meaning and significance to the artworks from Mindanao. These elements are applied not just to add appeal to a particular work of art but to give meanings beyond every designs. You are through with characterizing the arts and crafts of Mindanao based on their physical appearance. Analyzing the elements of arts will eventually make young Filipinos like you to appreciate not only the works of our Mindanao brothers and sisters but also the kind of life they have then and now.
In this module, you will be able to:
A. identify the elements of arts found in the arts and crafts in Mindanao;
B. analyze how elements of arts are used in the designs of Mindanao Arts and crafts;
C. show appreciation of the design of Mindanao arts and crafts through visual presentation.