The IGOROTA of the MOUNTAIN

@Shavkat (65096)
Philippines
June 15, 2018 6:56pm CST
“Igorota” is named to women who came from the mountains. In the past, they just simply have their indigenous items of clothing, beads, and tattoos covered on their bodies. The tattoos were made on their bodies as the symbol of being married to leaders in their tribes. The photo was taken on the 15th of June. It is situated at the side of the stairs going to the local post office of Baguio City, Philippines. “Would like to have a painted wall with arts?” “Have you tried to make paintings of your own?” Image Credit: Shavkat
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@mandala100 (48363)
• Hong Kong
16 Jun
Thank you for this information about the meaning of that word my friend.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
It's my pleasure to share. It is a word that cannot be changed for the local women tribes in the Cordillera.
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@mandala100 (48363)
• Hong Kong
16 Jun
@Shavkat Alright my friend.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@kepweng (17705)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
16 Jun
is the IGOROTA Practices Cannibalism??
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
Of course, NOT. Don't be silly. They are still Filipinos like us.
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@kepweng (17705)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
16 Jun
@Shavkat Sorry theres a Documentary! i just watch! that Early Tribe in mountain province Practices Cannibalism when they killed thier enemy they cook Eat to Gain powers
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@kepweng That is a misnomer information. You can give a link to this documentary and I'll watch it. Thanks in advance. If it does happen before, it is not in the modern world anymore. By the way, "Are you a guy?" The last time I saw your profile picture, you are a guy. Your username is quite confusing and the "kepweng" word. I think this is the second time that I had asked the same question. I hope you can enlighten me.
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@simplfred (4514)
• Philippines
16 Jun
A classic one. I don't have talent for painting or even in drawing. When I've tried to draw a dog, my daughter said "No Daddy, it's looks like a Cow. lol.
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@kepweng (17705)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
16 Jun
do u know how to Draw my friend??
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@simplfred I think she knows an art at a young age. You could still that it is a work of art.
@ridingbet (57742)
• Philippines
16 Jun
there is a wooden carving of an 'anito' hanging on the wall here in our house. but then, we felt some eerie things so my big brother brought back the carvings to his house in UK. i recall too, we had the small ragdolls of Igorot and Igorota. also those very big spoon and fork. but no paintings here, kabsat. there are some patients and relatives here who are from the highlands. we know because the older women have big beads of necklaces hanging in their necks.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
Did you know that beads are quite expensive? When I was in Kalinga, the local tribes claimed to be special stones used in making these beads as the necklaces for the local women tribes. We have those items you had mentioned before. Now, I don't where are they. Except for the big spoon and fork.
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@ridingbet (57742)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@Shavkat yes, and i think the number of necklaces of the older women signify how rich they are in their place. that is why when there are many beads of necklace in a significant other of a patient here, the nurses do not show animosity to them, because aside from the riches, they are thinking of the 'kulam'.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@ridingbet That's also our notion about it. When I was in college, we went to an old Igorot woman cast a spell who stole the money of my classmate
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@rakski (20886)
• Philippines
15 Jun
I love arts. But art does not love me. lol Do you attached an image. There is none here that I can see.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
It took time to put the photo. I finally attached it. I do love arts and I can draw but not that expert though.
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@rakski (20886)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@Shavkat okay. I see it now. nice art
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@rakski Thanks. It does a good art from the local artist.
@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jun
Hi Shav. That painting is amazing. I would like have paintings and in my house to add beauty to the house. I just don’t know how to.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
I wish I can be that expert in doing some paintings. The only thing I can do is to appreciate them. In time, if my family and I have our new home. I am considering to have wall paintings.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jun
@Shavkat That would be nice, my friend. It would have more ambience and appreciation of our heritage as well.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@mlgen1037 I agree. If it happens, goodbye evil relatives.
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@RubyHawk (28345)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Jun
Yes, I love painting. It's one of my hobbies. That is a beautiful painting.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
If I can only remove it from that wall, I will do it. Seriously, I do like it. Do you also paint?
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@RubyHawk (28345)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Jun
@Shavkat Yes, just one of my hobbies.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@RubyHawk I hope I can see your work of arts.
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@Hannihar (40090)
12 Aug
@Shavkat She is beautiful.I cannot paint worth a darn.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
17 Aug
I think she is. I can draw but that professional way.
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@Hannihar (40090)
19 Aug
@Shavkat How are you Shavkat and can I see what you have drawn before?
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@Hannihar (40090)
20 Aug
@Shavkat I am glad you are back. That is ok about the drawings.
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 Jun
Wow! That's amazing! I always see paintings there near the Baguio Cathedral.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
You can check it out. It is located in the Upper Session, stairs going to the post office. I am not sure in Baguio Cathedral. I will check it next time.
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 Jun
@Shavkat yes that's right, I mean, post office is near in Baguio Cathedral, and every time I went to church I saw the paintings there.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
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@cttolledo (5056)
• Philippines
19 Aug
Yes that's one of my dream when I have my own house already. I want my bedroom wall to be painted with faces of my love ones.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
20 Aug
I think that would be a good idea. I can also have them painted on the wall of my mini-library in the future.
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@cttolledo (5056)
• Philippines
20 Aug
@Shavkat yeah to remind us always of the reasons why we are here in this world.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
21 Aug
@cttolledo You said it right. I hope it would materialize in the future. Dreaming is free and we need to enjoy it.
@Icydoll (23536)
• India
17 Jun
Im just learning to paint my dear friend..this is really an awesome art
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
18 Jun
I agree. You had mentioned it last time. Have you tried to make a masterpiece lately?
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@Icydoll (23536)
• India
18 Jun
@Shavkat not yet my dear friend..if I did..I surely post that here :)
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
18 Jun
@Icydoll Looking forward to see it then.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
16 Jun
I like art, I like to paint, but I do not like "murals", a whole wall painted is too much.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
I think it is nice to have some. The whole wall painted ones are not tidy to look at. It was like vandalized by juvenile delinquent youngsters.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
16 Jun
@Shavkat I totally dislike the graffiti made by vandals.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@LadyDuck I agree. it is a messy thing to look at.
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@caopaopao (12377)
• China
16 Jun
The picture is very beautiful. I can't draw, I can only appreciate paintings.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
16 Jun
I have the same sentiments. I just appreciate the work of arts by others.
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@caopaopao (12377)
• China
16 Jun
• United States
22 Jun
It's a very beautiful painting, It will go well in some homes.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
22 Jun
I agree. I wish I can have it on our walls.
• India
18 Jun
It's nice to know. Yes I like painted walls. I like art in any form.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
18 Jun
It is nice if we have them in our backyard walls.
• Philippines
21 Jun
nice painting. yours?