Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sarimanok, Maranao art, Sketch by Cecilia Brainard

I sketched this antique "sarimanok" silver item which I got from Zamboaga when I did a talk for USIS, around 1992. From Wikipedia: "The Sarimanok is the legendary bird that has become an ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art. It is depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on its beak or talons. The head is profusely decorated with scroll, leaf, and spiral motifs. It is said to be a symbol of good fortune.

I have more sketches in this blog post. 


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tags: #USIS #Mindanao #sarimanok #Philippines #sketch