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Leglets

Group: Kalagan
Local name: Tikos


Tikos with beads


Tikos are worn just under the knee


Description

The tikos are made of thinly cut rattan fibres, wound round with very thin threads of rattan, some with a glass bead at every 1,5 to 2 cm. Several of them are worn around each leg just under the knee. Wearing them gives the legs strength and protects the wearer from falling or spraining the ankles.

Dimensions:
Diameter; appr. 10 cm. Thickness: 0,2 to 0,3 cm.

Remarks

Ethnic group: Kalagan, and other neighbouring tribes


Group of Kalagan men; all are wearing
tikos
Photoghraphs copyright F. de Jager

Location: SE Mindanao


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