November 25, 2015. A Sama Dilaut woman works on the beginning process of a Baloy mat. Baloy refers to the colorful mats madeĀ of dyed pandan leaf strips. These mats are extremely useful for the Sama Dilaut home. (Marlena Skrobe)


November 29, 2015. Sama Dilaut mat makers hard at work in Tungkalang, Tawi-Tawi. Elders in the village are worried that many young Sama Dilaut women have l0st interest in carrying the tradition, but in this particular family the skill of weaving remains strong. (Marlena Skrobe)

November 29, 2015. A proud Sama Dilaut father and his newborn daughter. (Marlena Skrobe)


November 28, 2015. Boat builders watch the sunset on November 28, 2015 in Tungkalang, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. (Marlena Skrobe)


November 28, 2015. Sama Dilaut and Tausug kids relaxing on the afternoon of November 28, 2015 in Tungkalang, Tawi-Tawi. (Marlena Skrobe)


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