Postcard: Kappa Malong-Malong

This lucky Philippine postcard is on its way to a family in Poland (PH-26650).

Kappa Malong-Malong

Kappa Malong-Malong – Malong is a tubular skirt with colorful designs worn by Muslim women. This dance shows the art of wearing the malong in many different ways depending on the purpose of the water(?).

Water doesn’t make sense in the description above. Probably they meant wearer.

Anyway, I like informative postcards. Even though it’s been a decade and a half since I last studied Philippine folk dances, these kinds of postcards refreshes my memory. I had a malong before when I was still active in camping. It’s very useful and I think it’s just right that they made a tribute dance to this piece of clothing.

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12 Comments

  • I’m sure the recipient will love it!!! I love it. reminds me of College days sa PE:)

  • Yup! The recipient will be delighted to get postcard like that specially bec it shows our culture.

  • nice card for a collector outside of the country. i also have that in my collection kasi dati gusto ko mag collect ng cultural dance cards. :)

    maybe next time i shop, i have to pick nice dances cards. :)

  • really nice postcard to keep! :D

  • Nice postcard! Yeah, I definitely think that’s (water) is a typo error.
    I collect malongs. I love the colorful designs. They’re mighty useful and versatile, too.

  • This postcard definitely imbibes Filipino culture at its best! Simply lovely!

  • I would love to collect folk dances of the Philippines. We used malong too when we participated in a school program but I’m not sure if we did this one. Maybe a schoolmate did this malong malong dance. Happy to be here again. My PP Entry is here. Happy Postcrossing!

  • Sigurado yan mommy gene..ganda..
    Visiting from Postcard Perfect Sis. Here is my Postcard entry..

  • I would be a very happy postcrosser to receive that postcard~nakaka-miss na kasi ang Pinas^_^

    re: sorry dear,I visited our postoffice today to look for the Philately Week Souvenir stamp~ naubusan na sila (T_T)

    Thanks for dropping by at my PP entry^_^

  • Haha, we used to dance this in high school!! Aah, those were the days, ten kilos ago… sigh. hehe, lovely card.:)

  • that’s a lovely card and a nice way to share our traditional dances…your recipient will be happy. i guess! added you in my list and followed you at gfc, happy postcrossing! :)

  • My brother gave me a malong when he visited Misamis Oriental; and I agree that it can be very versatile.
    Thanks for visiting my entry =)

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