Barangay: sixteenth-century Philippine culture and society [William Henry Scott] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Branagay: History of. This book presents a sixteenth-century Philippine ethnography based on contemporaneous sources. It does not attempt to reconstruct that society by. A picture of pre-Hispanic Philippine life woven by a respected Philippine historian. Derived largely through a comprehensive analysis of early Philippine.

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Kotkot or kali was to mine by actual excavation, whence the mine was called kalian, and sabod was a rich vein — like those found sixteentj-century ; or 6 meters deep in Masbate.

Barangay: Sixteenth-Century Phiippine Culture and Society by William Henry Scott

The only book I have found that has the pre-colonial history of the Philippines. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In Panay, the word kurong, meaning curly hair, was applied to any short skirt or blouse; and some better ones made of imported chintz or calico were simply called by the name of the cloth itself, tabas.

The alternate shed, for passing them in the opposite direction, was formed by pulling up a heddle koghon — a heddle stick borboran with a thread wrapped loosely around it to pick up every other sixteenth-cenutry thread. Vegetable fibers and seeds were also used by the poor sixteenth-cetury everyday wear, and as part of male mourning ritual. A thick cotton thread was looped through the hole to keep it from closing. During the next twenty years, he assigned every j bone and artifact recovered to one of the waves, and placed the waves J themselves in a chronological sequence from primidve to advanced.

Geologists question the existence of the land bridges; archae- ologists cannot fit lithic finds into his categories; anthropologists demand skeletal remains to determine human stature; prehistorians are persuaded of the antiquity of trade contacts in Southeast Asia; and linguists believe that people speaking Philippine languages were living in the archipelago thousands of years ago. Facial tattoos from ear to chin to eye were restricted to the boldest and toughest warriors.


Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Necklaces, in the form of strands, chokers, and collars, ranged from dried seeds to precious stones and gold beads. Blacksmiths, however, practiced their profession from town to town with an apprentice carrying the sxiteenth-century and bellows, repairing and relempering tools and forging new ones out of used iron.

The tinder was either fine wood shavings or the lintlike fuzz of various palms.

Cotton cloth was called lompot, both the textile and Standard piece or blanket — as in usa ka lompot. The first dictionaries of Philippine languages, dating from the early seventeenth century, always used camote as a Spanish word, not as a Bikolano, Tagalog, or Baranyay one. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Masbate attracted miners from neighboring J islands and supplied the famous itinerant goldsmiths of Bikol, and a Spanish assay in gave 6 ounces per hundredweight of karat quality.

This was the lambongand because it could also be fastened under the armpits or over the shoulder, or even around the head, the Spaniards called it a sayo smock or coat rather than saya skirt.

Open gowns or cloaks were closed in front by cords or gold gansing, a kind of hook-and-eye or button, at the throat; or a hulun sash, whence the waist or private parts were called ginhunlan. Return to Book Page. Visayans in long-sleeved gowns and fine pintado ankles From the Boxer Codex Physical Appearance the wraparound sixteenth-dentury the Tagalogs called tapis was hardly considered a skirt at all: For a house- holder to fail to offer betel nut to anyone who entered his house was an insult inviting enmity.


Traders, too, were full-time! Urdaneta was told in Lianga Bay that virgins were always deflowered by slaves not fitted with tugbuk and sakra.

Sara-sara was rice mixed with such sugar, one of a number of snacks or tidbits called doom j Salt 4s served in rock-hard lumps to be given a few sharp blows over fly food, or stirred a few turns in liquids. The holes were made in the cartilage, one above the other, and women wore jewelry in all of them. Besides flint-and-steel, there were three other tradi- I tional methods of bag-id, making fire by friction: Root Crops Among their many root crops, or tubers, the one the Visayans consid- ered most nutritious was taro Colocasiawhich required moist soil, even mud or standing water, and had large shield-shaped leaves.

Book; Illustrated English Unknown library code: It was threshed as needed by being trampled underfoot, gilyuk; scraped against a seashell, kagur; or pulled through with the hands, humo, a term which also meant to rub ripe grains loose from a growing plant in time of hunger, leaving the others to mature.

Women were generally lighter than men due to occupations like weaw ing which kept them less exposed to the sun.

A lower girder sasagangan which carried the floor joists batangan and the sills bakalan into which the wallboards dingding were rabbeted, was supported on big pegs tanor driven into the harigis, or directly on shorter toko. Bonga palms were extensively cultivated, often with a buyo vine planted at their base.

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