Grade 7 Arts Module: The Unique Identity of the South (Arts and Crafts of Mindanao)

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Mindanao, referred to as the Land of Promise, is known as the second largest and southernmost island in the Philippine archipelago. Mindanao is a Muslim outpost in the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines. Although Muslims are no longer a majority, Islamic is evident. The island of Mindanao also has the largest concentration of ethnolinguistic groups and diverse islands. There are many mosques, and distinctive brassware, including various crafts made by different ethnic minorities. It is already in
the culture of Mindanao to produce crafts which may or can be useful in different activities in the daily life of the people Their talent in making various crafts has made the island one of the best craft makers in the whole country. The unique artistic talent of the various ethnic groups in Mindanao has also created a great impact on our history and culture. Furthermore, the products showcase distinct designs and features that leave a good impression on the island’s visitors. Thus, up to this day, we still use their crafts specifically their attire, textiles, tapestries, accessories and body ornaments.

The artistry of the people in the islands of Mindanao has been an asset in increasing opportunities for livelihood as well as its tourism. Mindanao products reflect how the people put effort in using their artistry and talent to develop authentic crafts that are popular in the Philippines.

The featured provinces of Mindanao have their own unique designs and art forms that are featured in their traditional clothing, accessories and other colorful ornaments.

This module was designed and written with you in mind. Your learning experiences in the previous module have helped you understand the arts and crafts of other regions. You also had exciting and interesting activities that led you to learn about new concepts. In this module, you will know more about the characteristics and designs of various attires, accessories, body ornaments, textiles and tapestries of some provinces in Mindanao.

Be ready as you are about to be amazed by the beautiful arts and crafts of Mindanao. Let’s begin and have fun!

Learning Objectives:

After working on this module, you should be able to:

A. describe the attire, fabrics, tapestries, crafts, accessories and body ornamentation of Mindanao.

B. state the characteristics of attire, fabrics, tapestries, crafts, accessories and body ornamentation of the featured places

C. appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of the sample arts and crafts by indicating their characteristics.

Before we start discovering what this module is all about, take some time to test yourself on what you already know about the concepts covered by the lesson.

Grade 7 Arts Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: The Unique Identity of the South (Arts and Crafts of Mindanao)


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