Filipino Portrait

Filipino Portait

Centenarian living on Luzon Island (Philippines, 2017)


   SONY DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3

   55mm  ƒ/5.0  1/100s  ISO 160

   1717 × 2576 px / 300 dpi

This centenarian woman wears the traditional clothing from Ifugao province. Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon.

The natives of Ifugao province are called Ifugaos, but mistakenly called by non-Cordilleran as Igorots. Ifugaos, despite the similarities in some cultural traditions and practices, are considered a separate ethnic group from Igorots.

The Ifugao people have an indigenous religion unique to their traditional culture, and highly significant to the preservation of their life ways and valued traditions. They believe in the existence of thousands of gods, which may enter specific sacred objects such as the bul-ul.

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