4 thoughts on “Apayao Live Mannequins”

  1. Frankly, they look really eerie to me.It’s the same feeling when I went home to Sagada,(didn’t grow up there so m not desentisized)had Mass at Saint Mary’s and saw these tourists taking videos and kailians seemed oblivious of these people with cams encroaching on private/sacred moments. Being treated something like novelty items, or those wax figures of long dead movie characters in a funhouse along Hollywood. My personal feeling..

  2. Frankly, they look really eerie to me.It’s the same feeling when I went home to Sagada,(didn’t grow up there so m not desentisized)had Mass at Saint Mary’s and saw these tourists taking videos and kailians seemed oblivious of these people with cams encroaching on private/sacred moments. Being treated something like novelty items, or those wax figures of long dead movie characters in a funhouse along Hollywood. My personal feeling. Good presntation tho.

  3. Are these costumes for real, or were these “retouched” by some designer to emphasize some kind of cultural statement? Examples of real ka-igorotan costumes are those worn by subjects of Eduardo Masferre’s photographs — minimalist, utilitarian and a throwback of those days where there was no celphone, TV set nor asphalted road… when mountains were mountains to climb and rivers, rivers to swim in.

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