KALINGA WARRIOR CEREMONIAL HEAD GEAR


Provenance: Kalinga This Kalinga warrior’s head gear is made of woven rattan embellished at the top with a wooden figure of an animal with bills or beak of a bird and ears of a mouse, at both sides with a pair of durao (clusters of once ornately designed feathers but now with only the feather ribs), and a sash fabric of Kalinga ethnic designs. This kind of head gears and an assortment of it is a common sight during the Kayaw (war party) or during Budong (peace pact) celebrations.