Yabing Masalon Dulo is an active Blaan weaver who is a master of the Mabal Tabih technique. Her works are prized by textile collectors and has been featured in the 2004 WOW Mindanao Tourism Expo in Davao and in the Second ASEAN Traditional Textiles Symposium on 1-3 February 2009 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. She is the first cultural master for the School of Living Tradition (SLT) in Lamlifew Tribal Village and is starting her own SLT in Kalyong, Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines.
We are advocating for Fu Yabing to be nominated for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) GaMaBa or the National Living Treasures Award.
Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Carino Robles taken during the "Mabal Blaan:Weaving the Threads of Heritage" exhibit at SM Events Center in General Santos City, October 13-16, 2014. Weaver shown in the graphics is one of the former SLT Mabal Tabih students in Lamlifew, Datal Tampal, Malungon, Sarangani Province.