National Geographic Society,
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CHRISTIAN MANOBO WOMAN
The dress of some of the Manobo women is so like that of their Mandaya neighbors that at first sight it is hard to tell the difference. Both are very fond of the blue jacket and the contrast of the yellow or red skirt and both wear many heavy armlets. This is not surprising as the two tribes dwell next to each other and there is constant trading between them. This woman belongs to one of the few Christian settlements.
MANOBO MAN AND WIFE
The Manobo are a tribe of northeast Mindanao living along the banks of the river Agusan and its tributaries, the third largest river in the Philippines. They frequently act as middlemen between the tribes of the interior and the Chinese and Moro traders of the coast. Note the pad for blackening the teeth held between the womana s lips.