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This dance came from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Maranao women living near the shores of Lake Lanao walk nobly with their distinctive movements, most particularly their graceful sway. Beaded and multi-colored umbrellas purposely made for wedding parades are displayed in this dance.

Girl wears tight long-sleeved blouse in royal colors such as golden yellow, green, pink , violet and velvet red. The skirt is a malong or a tubular skirt tied either on waist or in left shoulders or sometimes attached at the back of the head.

Boys wear a loose skirt of Indian karta blouse usually white and a lanket malong usually yellow or maroon in color green and maroon combinations. The headress called pis or fez is used, usually in black color.


Research of Mr Ramon Obusan 9th National Folk Dance Workshop May 29, 1988 to June 5, 1988 Folk Arts Theatre, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Metro Manila

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