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A group of young Aeta men the original African/black inhabitants of Philippines

A group of young Aeta men the original African/black inhabitants of Philippines before the Austronesian (Malays and Asian groups) came to Philippines} from Pastolan Village doing traditional dancing.




The Aeta dance before and after a pig hunt. The night before Aeta women gather shellfish, they perform a dance which is half an apology to the fish and half a charm to ensure the catch. Similarly, the men hold a bee dance before and after the expeditions for honey. The Aetas are also skillful in weaving and plaiting. For example, the Mamanuas produce excellent winnowing baskets, rattan hammocks, and other household containers. Women exclusively weave winnows and mats. Only men make armlets. They also produce raincoats made of palm leaves whose bases surround the neck of the wearer, and whose topmost part spreads like a fan all around the body.

BY: Kweku Darko Ankrah

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