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Appropriation – the technique of transforming existing
material through the transformation of its elements or
context’ order to present alternative meaning,
structure and composition.
In the visual arts, to appropriate means to properly
adopt, borrow, recycle or sample aspects (or the entire
form) of human-made visual culture.
Articulate the process of appropriation
and integration of traditional and local art
forms into your own art portfolio.
National Living Treasures Awardees
1. Lang Dulay
Dulay was a 1998 winner
from Lake Sebu, South
Cotabato. Since the time she
was 12 until her death in 2015
at the age of 91, she had been
weaving the designs she saw
in her dreams as a member of
the T’boli tribe, a group of
indigenous people who have
come to be known as the
“dream weavers tribe” for
their centuries old tinalak
2. Salinta Monon
Inabal Weaving
3. Darhata Sawabi - pis siyabit weaving
4. Haja Amina Appi - mat weaving
5. Magdalena Gamayo inabel weaving
Form: Weaving
Examples of Appropriation
Form: Weaving
Examples of Appropriation
Form: Weaving
Examples of Appropriation
6. Ginaw Bilog (taga Oriental Mindoro) – ambahan poetry
inscribed on bamboos
Form: ambahan poetry inscribed on bamboos
Examples of Appropriation:
Interpretive dance
Decorative art (eg.
picture frames)
7. Masino Intaray
Lyrical poems and playing their
accompanying instruments,
epic chanting and story telling
8. Samaon Sulaiman’s
playing the kudyapi
9. Alonzo Saclag - playing Kalinga musical
instruments, dance patterns
associated with rituals
10. Federico Caballero - chanting the sugidanon epic
of the Panay Bukidnon
11. Uwang Ahadas -
playing Yakan musical instruments
12. Eduardo Mutuc - silver plating, religious and secular art
13. Teofilo Garcia -
gourd casque making