Tag Archives: Banaue

Baby Wearing

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A piece of woven cloth tied together to form a sling by this Ifugao mama for a hands free baby carrier.

Tourism Shack

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Registration shack for Batad visitors

Double Edged Blade

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Socket is used for mounting pole so it can be adapted into a spear. This size can be used to cut vegetables says my Ifugao host

My Ifugao host uses this dagger of primitive design as household tool (I saw it near the kitchen). Looks like an appropriate tool to kill small animals for food or for ritual purposes.

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Weaved rattan on the handle and across the scabbard

Looks like it can also be used (or has been used) as hunting tool for wild pigs, for instance. The hole at the base is for inserting pole to transform the implement into a spear.

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Dagger can safely lock in place in that open-faced wooden scabbard

Long ago when tribal wars still exist in the mountains of Cordillera, this double edged blade tool might have been primarily designed as weapon.

Banaue Snapshots: Town Center

Banaue town center as the commerce hub of the municipality.

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Sunday is market day

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Town Hall

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Topload is a way of life

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Meal from a carinderia

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Public transportation hub

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Jeepney scheduling

Village Snapshots: Cambulo

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After about 1.5 hours of trekking from Batad village, the destination village of Cambulo is now visible from this spot. See those white specks in the slopes? That's the destination on foot.

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Traditional Ifugao shelters in Cambulo village

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Another Ifugao wooden house with thatched roof

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Foot bridge within the village

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A closer look of the foot bridge

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Ifugao child sitting on the doorstep of his traditional house

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Galvanized iron roof instead of thatched roof. Most houses have evolved

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Modern shelters made from hollow blocks with galvanized iron roof

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A Philippine playground is never complete without a basketball court, even in a mountain school

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Students trooping back inside the classrooms after recess

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Christian assimilation of the village

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