Kalinga Multi-Use Sapayong (Set of 3 - non-beaded )
The Kalinga use colors and weaves that reflect elements and values that are of importance to them.
This Sustainable Life set has 1 each of red, green & blue sapayong, and is all about protecting the wealth of the natural environment. The pattern is called "lilagtob", which is inspired by the honeycomb shape created by the riverside tribes of Kalinga. The blue & green colors of this set represent the wealth of plant life in the rice terraces of Kalinga and the blue backdrop of the sky. Red is sacred color related to life force. The tinatalaaw (hourglass shapes) patterns in both bandanas symbolize the passage of day & night with the sina-sao (crisscross) patterns commonly used in the tattoos of the region as a talisman for protection. A reminder that if we protect nature, it will nourish us.
Because the artisans create limited numbers per design and vary the design with each batch, patterns and beadwork may vary slightly from these photos.
36" x 24"/ 91.5cm x 61cm