So I was googling my time away and found the picture above. He is identified as a man from Butbut, Tinglayan and is supposed to be modeling the indigenous weave of Kalinga. The picture is part of a book called Sinaunang Habi which was published by former Senator Nikki Coseteng.
Which of the following would best describe your reaction to the photo above:
A. Oy cute.
B. What the fuck?
C. Wow legs. But why is he made to wear flowers?
D. Okay lang sana kung taga Lubon, Tadian.
E. Hah. Here comes the objectification of the Igorot/iCordillera man.
F. A warrior from the deepest part of Kaigorotan will come to hunt you ex-Senator Coseteng for doing this. [This comment is adopted from W. Gacusana’s controversial video.]
G. All of the above.
You can pick as many as you want. Better yet, write your reaction in the comment section. You will find more pictures from Sinaunang Habi below.
From left to right: Models are identified to be from Maligcong, Bontoc; a Gaddang of Paracelis; and a Tingguian from Canyugan, Bangued.
PHOTO CREDITS: Sinaunang Habi [via Nick Wallace and uoregon].