National Geographic : 1913 Nov
TIRURAY WOMEN In the west of Mindanao is a small tribe called the Tiruray. who dwell between the Moros and the Bilans. Theydonot understand the arts of spinning and weaving and so depend upon their Moro neighbors for their clothes. The women wear the sarong or loose skirt withavery tight jacket. Around the waist are girdles of spiral brass pieces embellished with beads, and their ankles are loaded with brass rings. They blacken and file the teeth and frequently color their lips.a vivid red. The tribe is poor, having no industries, and depend upon their crops of rice, corn and sweet potatoes, which they produce by the most primitive and laborious methods of husbandry.