Kalinga Face Masks
The designs on these masks are:
Chilayuschus - derived from the word "chayuschus" meaning plain/simple without designs. Color combination: Red (dominant), black and white. This pattern is typically used during bodong (peace pact) celebrations and other festivities. It is a versatile pattern that can be used for blouses (putut), capes (pokos), bags (kebakeyb), wrap around skirts (kain), kagoy (blankets), head scarves (abungos), head covers (sappayung), loin cloth (be-e) and sashes (takyed). This can also be given as a community token (Lilay) to the partner tribe (Binodngan) after Boddong celebration.
Lilagtob - derived from the word "lagtob" meaning in succession. This is the "eye" design. Color Combination: Red (dominant), Black (dominant), yellow, white. Typically worn during festivities and given as a community token to partner tribe after boddong.
These were sourced from Tabuk, Kalinga made by Master Weaver Florence Amily Ao-wat.