The Grand Mosque (Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid) | Things to do in Cotabato City-Maguindanao
|Address:||Brgy. Kalangana, , Cotabato City, Maguindanao|
|Fee:||No entrance fee|
Inaul is the time-honored art of weaving of the Maguindanao people. In Al Jameelah Weaving Center, the tradition is kept alive by their all-female employ of weavers. Considered one of the most versatile handwoven textile, the inaul can be worn as a malong (tube skirt), turban, blanket, prayer mat, sun shade, shawl, curtain, or picnic mat. The more formal designs are used during weddings and other special occasions. The weaving center displays various designs: the binaludto (rainbow), panigabi (taro), and the rare tie-dyed binaludan, which is also known as ikat among the T'boli and the Cordillera people. The number of days to finish the inaul depends on the difficulty of the design and pattern, but the average is one to three days.
Cotabateños are richly endowed with skills. This is exemplified through brasswares. Carved and shaped according to the city’s rich culture, they are used as house embellishments and musical instruments.
The old municipal hall was built in the early 1940's under the leadership of then mayor Jose S. Lim. It was later dubbed as the Cotabato City Hall in the year 1960's when Cotabato was already recognized as a chartered city.
A vintage Malay inspired architectural design structure showcasing a blend of ethnic culture.Cotabato City's Old City Hall located along A. Dorotheo Street and aside from being an information center, the iconic Malay-inspired seat of government of Cotabato City in the past decades is now a museum. It houses some of the city's historical artifacts, pioneer families' heirlooms, and other noteworthy pieces of history like photos and books.
The Visitor's Information Center/Museum is now one of the city's main attractions.
Getting there and around
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