Balai Kalimudan (Datu's House)

August 22, 2013

Lumad as they prefer to be called is a culture of indigenous people dwelling in the Southern part of the Philippines. Their tribe leader is called Datu.

Balai-Kalimudan (gathering house) functions as both the Datu's residence and center of the community. It is where guests are welcomed, disputes are settled, weddings are held, rituals led by the Datu are performed and other tribal matters are done.

Photo location: Eden Nature Park
Davao, Philippines

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