An important attribute to Imåhen is how we represent our culture. We use the natural resources in our presentations that grow abundantly on the island.
Our costumes can differ between the magahåga (older women) and the famagu’on (children)
For modesty purposes, our magahågas and palao’an (female) use a wrap called a tåpis. When the Spaniards arrived and began to colonize the island, they has taught us that we were to cover up and be modest. To this day we follow that tradition.
Our maga’låhi (chief male) and låhi (male) will sometimes wear a tåpis or a loincloth called a sådi.
Though this attire is used in our pre-contact era presentations, it is said that our ancestors were without clothing. However, now, being nude is not an option for the dancers.