Video Featuring Suyam Saster Emeluz Espana
Produced by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Design Center of the Philippines
Manobo are landowners and farmers. Life can take them anywhere but they would still go back to their land, to their home in Agusan del Sur. This same trait they portray in their efforts to reclaim their heritage. Suyam embroidery is an almost forgotten art and skill. Like traces of tuma, the puting kuto believed to have guided the old Manobo in Suyam; they are finding their way back to customs and legacy stitched to their identity.