The female guests gather around the brassware bearing food for a Maranao pagana, a feast that celebrates the happy occasions of Maranao life such as a wedding or a visit from relatives, friends, or dignitaries. Traditionally, the Maranao were socially divided into the Mapiyatao (pure) and the Kasilidan (mixed), though these distinctions have lessened in importance in modern times.

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