Our kailiyan Art Tibaldo was kind enough to share with us his article and his photos of the recently concluded Lang-ay Festival in Bontoc, Mt. Province. You can see more of Art’s beautiful Cordillera photos in his website. Thanks Art.
I am not really into e-bay but I ocassionally visit the site for the Cordillera-related items being sold online. It’s a good site if you are into memorabilia and if you have the money to spare for old postcards, Igorot weapons, Ifugao bulols, and all that kind of stuff.
I have mixed feelings about our culture becoming objects of commerce (or, to put it more bluntly, people making money out of it) but its not as if this is happening without our tacit participation. In other words, those Igorot antiques won’t end up on e-bay being sold by some guy from Iowa if we didn’t give it to the guy in the first place.