Philippines Ifugao Igorot ceremonial headdress "kalaw

Circa 1940's Ifugao Igorot ceremonial headdress made from rattan, chicken feathers, pig tail, and head of a Philippine exotic bird "kalaw" (Hornbill). The headdress are use during wedding, feast and other ritual ceremonies except "tagtag" and perhaps other ritual ceremonies as well.

Tagtag is a traditional ritual to protect the rice crops from rats, pests and other evil vibes. It involves a great number of Ifugao men clad in traditional Ifugao attire marching along the rice terraces while chanting & beating wood planks in synchrony.

Type of Object: Ifugao Headdress

Ethnic Group : Ifugao ( Igorots or Cordillerans) of Northern Luzon Philippines

Country of Origin : Philippines