Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Lemba Festival Float

I have posted pictures of the beautiful people from different festivals, let me share a picture of one of the floats for this week.



Lemba Festival Float

This float belongs to people of Cotabato, a province in the Mindanao, located to the south of the country. Cotabato, which derives its name from two words meaning stone fortress, has prepared a colorful flotilla display of traditional heirlooms of the sultanate, which is held on special occasions or even healing rituals called Ipat. Affluent families with sufficient royal lineage are on board to symbolize the richness of Maguindanaoan heritage. Traditional decor such as flags, rice grain, and a miniature spirit house decorate the float. In pre-Islamic practice, the Lemba was important when conducting special offerings to pagan gods for abundance, peace, power, and progress. (Source: Aliwan Festival website)

*** Jenn ***

7 comments:

onangelwings said...

Wow that has some amazing color!

ellievellie said...

I want to decorate my porch like this for the summer. I'm not sure if neighbors will be able to sleep at night with all this sunny hot colors.

DrillerAA09 said...

Thant is an amazing photo! What great contrast and color. Well done indeed. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Amazing color ~ you need to post this on Color Carnival here is the address if you need it

http://colorcarnivalmeme.blogspot.com

srp said...

I was thinking the same thing as the last commenter ... this needs to be over at the color carnival.. it is amazing color...

Raven said...

Beautiful! So radiantly colorful and rich. Thanks for all the information too.

storyteller said...

Lovely reds in this beautiful float!
Hugs and blessings,

 
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