These are photos of the two pieces of “malong” I brought with me when I left my country. A “malong” is similar to the “sarong” worn by other Southeast Asians. Though not as popular as they once were in the past, this traditional garment is still worn by some Maranaos (a Muslim tribe from our island of Mindanao) in my hometown.
I like the designs of the “malong,” and it is quite handy. I sometimes use it as a blanket, and as a blanket scarf. I’ve also had a skirt and a dress made from a “malong.”
I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Mindanao where Muslims and Christians have been living together for hundreds of years. We have the same heritage.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage