The reptilian-look arm is tantamount to beauty in her culture.
[TINGLAYAN] Bugnay Rice Terraces and that Lucky Village in Kalinga"The Kalinga prima facie evidence in terms of beauty should not be a subject for debate because if I were to be the judge, the evidence is too strong to put the case to rest."
. The latter village is a living cultural museum with living objects.
[TINGLAYAN] Fang-Od (Whang-Od): The Last Tribal Tattoo Artist of Kalinga"She is unwittingly ending a tradition she is not supposed to end. She's ending the tradition not by her choice but by the call of our ever changing society."
owns the BUSCALAN VILLAGE
[TINGLAYAN] 17 Great Memories + First Time Encounters in Buscalan, Kalinga"She is unwittingly ending a tradition she is not supposed to end. She's ending the tradition not by her choice but by the call of our ever changing society."
, Kin-ay's territory is Bugnay Village.
Her tattoo is a sign of bravery.
A closer look of that lovely tattoo
Her name is marked on the posterior aspect of her forearm
My very first exposure in Kalinga was priceless, to think that this is just the start of the journey of meeting the last tribal tattoo artist in Kalinga.
Kin-ay belongs to an endangered culture. Soon it will be extinct. The culture of tattooing is waving goodbye. The younger generation of Kalinga women has learned to let go of the culture.
My photo with her. I paid her 20 pesos for this photo.
I met Kin-ay for the second time
She puts on a traditional headwear and porcelain necklace
She looks like a Westerner here, isn't it?
Usually, a necklace like that is made of porcelain they used to barter with the early Chinese traders in the lowlands.
She's a cultural queen in Bugnay
I hope she'll still be alive for our 3rd meet-up. Otherwise, the surprise will be of no value anymore. /end
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[TINGLAYAN] ► Fang-Od (Whang-Od): The Last Tribal Tattoo Artist of Kalinga_________________
TEASER ▬ She is unwittingly ending a tradition she is not supposed to end. She's ending the tradition not by her choice but by the call of our ever changing society.
[BONTOC] ► Of Old Age and Traveling: Meeting an 81-year-old Solo Backpacker_________________
TEASER ▬ This moment made me arrive to the realization that the passion for traveling is age-independent and the possibility of traveling solo around the world in old age is not a theory.
[BONTOC] ► The Last Generation of Overt Igorots in the Cordilleras_________________
TEASER ▬ Each second counts, and each second that has passed means losing another second of their generation.
[BONTOC] ► Finding Shelter in Alab's Mt. Data: Happy Memories with Strangers_________________
TEASER ▬ By time, I may forget them, so, I have to write a story about that experience that I may still remember those precious memories every time I do the recalling of happy moments.
[BONTOC] ► Cultural Experience with the Ammutan/Muyadan Tribe of Manabo_________________
TEASER ▬ There was a language barrier but the mere fact that I am witnessing a portion of their culture has made me think that these people are simply unique and blessed!
[VIGAN] ► Meeting the Oldest Palaspas Weaver for Palm Sunday at 74 years old_________________
TEASER ▬ All I can see to the face of Lola Conchita is the sincerity in her craft—that she loves it so much in spite of her age. She started weaving Palaspas when she was 64 years old and at that age, she finds the "need" to do it to earn for a living.
[BANTAY] ► The Trike Toploader Kids of Sallacong_________________
TEASER ▬ I was following their way and even the sunset will signal that they have to take a rest for now, the sunrise will again come tomorrow giving them new strength, new hope and a new day to gather more woods for their daily living.
[DAGUPAN] ► The Beki Faith Healer at A.B. Fernandez Avenue_________________
TEASER ▬ His goal now is to instill acceptance. On how he will receive acceptance in this society with set of rules and standards depends on the fruit of his actions.