The Ifugao culture in the Philippine highlands had been set apart from the invading cultures of the lowlands for centuries, if not millennia. Today, although adapting with the times, it is seen as a rich repository of traditions and as a display of proud ethnicity. Here, a life-size model is decorated with the kango headdress that has a hornlike structure and a centrepiece made from a scarlet hornbill, as well as with necklaces of various origins.
Photo by I.R. Arenas