Ukkil: Visual Arts of the Sulu Archipelago
Written by Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa, this book shows what the fertile imagination of unheralded folk artists can accomplish with simple tools and indigenous materials within the context of their own cultural milieu, at once physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It is a useful source of information on an impressive range of decorative motifs and designs, their usage as well as their probable connection with other living art forms within and beyond Southeast Asia. Through painstaking research and documentation of artifacts and practices, it shows how art pervades the everyday life of the people of the Sulu Archipelago, such that no divide exists between beauty and function, between artistry and utility.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Hardcover / 12.5 x 8.75 inches / 296 pages / BW, Color