back of the Kabataan teks cards
back of the Kabataan teks cards

(original teks cards) acrylic and ink on paper 2" x 2.5"

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back of the Kabataan teks cards
back of the Kabataan teks cards

(back of the Kabataan prints) digital print 2" x 2.5" and 6" x 7.5"

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back of the Kabataan teks cards
back of the Kabataan teks cards

(original teks cards) acrylic and ink on paper 2" x 2.5"

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"Pako rabong" or growing ferns pattern is featured in the back of the Kabataan teks cards. It is a popular motif used in Southeast Asian textiles. The pattern is a common motif used in a large tubular multi-use infinite garment called malongMalong is used by the Maranao and Maguindanao tribes from southern Philippines. It can be worn as a dress or trousers or used as a cape, a raincoat, a bag, or any head gear.

I owned a malong growing up. I mainly used it as a blanket as it wrapped all of me up in a bundle. I held onto it for a long time until it tore into half. It became a source of comfort, so it was hard to let it go.