There’s a hidden message on the woven cloth that Maguindanao Rep. Bai Sandra Sema gave to Japanese Amabassador to the Philippines Kazuhide Ishikawa.
Sema gave a handwoven “inaul” as a token of appreciaion for the Japanese government’s support to the peace process in Mindanao.
The Cotabato City tourism website says inaul is “a source of pride and testament to the rich cultural heritage” of Maguindanaons.
Sema gave a mixed red, green and yellow-colored inaul to Ishikawa. Red symbolizes bravery, while green means peace and tranquility. Yellow is read as royalty.