Tinalak or T'nalak Festival is a day of festivity to commemorate the foundation anniversary of South Cotabato. This is celebrated every month of July in the provincial capital of Koronadal City.
The festival is named after t'nalak, a colorful abaca cloth created and woven by the women of the province's T'boli tribe. The cloth is chosen as the festival icon as it is considered to sym ...
bolize the blending of culture, strength and unity of the various ethnic groups living in the province.
Tinalak or Tnalak Festival News
When people hear of the Tbolis of South Cotabato, what first comes to mind is the famous Tnalak cloth which by now is used by different fashion designers to incorporate in their couture. The province is in fact celebrating Tnalak Festival every July of the year as a means to recognize the artistry of these dreamweavers.
However, only a few people know that aside from weavers, the Tboli has more innate skills such as brass casting (temwel) and beading. These products are widely available in Tboli but perhaps not as popular and widely-distributed as the tnalak cloth.
One of the few Tboli b ...
Last July 13, Friday, the brightest and most vibrant festival in the Province of South Cotabato officially opened. The week long festivities roared as participants, spectators and guests made their way onto the streets to celebrate their 52nd Founding Anniversary and the 19th T'nalak Festival.
From locals to foreign visitors, the province was decked in the most colorful of colors representing South Cotabato's rich culture and tradition. Boasting of fresh produce and weaves that has since caught the world by storm, the festivities was the province's way of saying thank you to everyone.
Thousands of spectators are once again expected to flock the major thoroughfares in City of Koronadal on July 18 for the street dancing competition, one of the main highlights of the annual Tnalak Festival and foundation anniversary of South Cotabato.
There will be a total of nine (9) contingents coming from different towns of South Cotabato that will be competing in the street dancing competition this year.
The contingents from Sta. Cruz Mission School Inc (Lake Sebu), Koronadal Academy of Tampakan (Tampakan) and Sto Nino National High School (Sto Nino) will be competing in the Madal Be ...
The provincial government of South Cotabato has adopted the tagline "Land of the Dreamweavers" as the official brand for its tourism promotion and marketing campaigns.
Cesar Sulit Jr., South Cotabato senior tourism operations officer, said the move is mainly aimed to enhance the local governments continuing efforts to develop the province as a top cultural and ecotourism destination in the country.
He said the new brand is a tribute to the provinces tribal "dreamweavers" and the famed Tnalak fabric.
Tnalak is a traditional craft of the Tboli tribe, which are based in the municipalitie ...
T'nalak Festival happened every month of July in Koronadal City the capital of South Cotabato. The name of the festival was derived from t'nalak, a colorful abaca cloth created and woven by the women of the province's T'boli tribe.
Just like the Dream weavers of South Cotabato who are responsible for making the beautiful fabric, I had been dreaming of witnessing the T?nalak Festival.