Maranao Textile: Three-Piece Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints Mounted on Wooden Box Frames


This is our Maranao Textile Wall Art Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints

We proudly offer this Maranao Textile wall art set, consisting of three silkscreen prints mounted on handmade wooden box frames. Dimensions of each module are 24″ x 36″. Colors are black on schoolbus orange. Total area of the set is 2,592 sq. in. The source of the pattern is a Filipino hemp cloth, American colonial period, ca. 1900, Mindanao, Lake Lanao region, photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Boston, May 2019.

About the Maranao People

Maranao means “people of the lake,” in reference to the Lake Lanao region, which is their ancestral homeland. The culture of the Maranao people is centered on this lake, the largest on Mindanao, and the second-largest and deepest lake in the Philippines. Lake Lanao is the subject of various myths and legends. Maranaos are Muslims. Upon the arrival of Islam in the 14th century, they developed into a kingdom with a sultan due to the influence of Muslim missionaries. Although Maranao is an Austronesian language, because of the mass influx of Cebuano migrants to Mindanao, however, many natives of this region are also fluent in Cebuano, which is a both a Central Semitic language and a liturgical language of Islam.

Additional Print Sets

This Maranao Textile wall art series includes two additional unmounted sets of twelve 12″ x 18″ prints. One set is black on white paper and the other is black on orange paper.  Both of these additional sets are also available for sale and can be mounted on request. The complete source image displays the original textile in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In this image it’s difficult to spot the detail from which the print pattern was taken, but it can be found along the edges of the textile. You can see the source pattern more clearly in the detail image, processed in Photoshop.