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Showing posts with label Ifugao Inspired Costume. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ifugao Inspired Costume. Show all posts

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Filipino actress Marian Rivera-Dantes wearing attire using Cordilleran Indigenous fabric

Photo Courtesy || Marian Rivera - Dantes twitter

Filipina actress Marian Rivera - Dantes has posted in her Instagram account photos of her in a dress made with Cordillera Indigenous Fabric.
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PH famous Teen Star Daniel Padilla wears Igorot handwoven fabric
Photo Courtesy || KathNiel KDLovies
Cordillera - It can not be denied that Cordillera's Handwoven products called 'inabel' are gaining popularity among top celebrities in the country. 

Last night, Abs Cbn stars showcased their best outfit on the red carpet. 

Favorite TV love team Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernado walked the red carpet with Daniel wearing his chosen Sagada fabric suit while Kathryn in her fuchsia gown.

It was a head turning for the couple with their style. Fans gave an extensive look at their favorite stars.
Photo Courtesy || Abs Cbn

People of the Cordillera are so appreciative on Daniel's selection of the Igorot fabric as it boosts the enthusiasm of the weaver to produce more. 

This will  promote the Cordilleran handwoven products not only in the Philippines but also worldwide. 

Handwoven products from Cordillera are known for their quality as these are made from natural materials and produced by local weavers who had gained expertise over many years. 





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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Filipina student proudly performed IFUGAO dance with a twist to international students in Taiwan

Photo screen grab: Imelda de Guzman YT
Cordillera - A Filipina student in Taiwan had shown and proven that the traditional dance popular in the north of the Philippines can be blended with modern hip-hop music.

Emelda de Guzman, with an Ifugao descent, proudly represented her tribe and country when she performed the Ifugao traditional dance in front of several foreign students during the 2018 Foreign Students Chinese Public Speaking Competition at the National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei Taiwan.


In her performance, Guzman was dressed in her traditional colorful "tapis". She started her dance with a the usual slow and graceful movements with the traditional Ifugao song. After 2 minutes mark, the crowd in attendance begin to rap with a hip-hop beat, according to taiwannews.com.

Guzman has nothing to do with the more louder music but to changed her tempo to match the hip-hop beat but still performing the Ifugao dance move.

The audience in the hall, who are mostly her fellow students, clapped to the beat and cheered Guzman until the end of her performance.

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During an interview, Guzman said the event was an opportunity for her to represent her country. She competed with more that 60 students from 14 different countries in the 46th edition of the annual competition.

Guzman is a student currently taking a Chinese language course at National Chenchi University and has been living in Taiwan for 15 months.

Latest Story: Cordilleran soldier Pvt. Louis Dulawan promoted PSG Officer donned by President Duterte

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Cordilleran soldier Pvt. Louis Dulawan promoted PSG Officer donned by President Duterte

Photo Courtesy: RTVM YT channel
Cordillera - Sixteen police and military personnel have been promoted Presidential Security Group (PSG) officer on November 10, 2018 at the PSG Quarters, Tactical Operations Group XI in Davao City. 


Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administered the donning of ranks to the sixteen police and military personnel. 

Private Louis Dulawan  is a Cordilleran from Tinoc, Ifugao. He was among the lucky member of the armed forces to be promoted officer of the PSG. 

The PSG is the lead agency tasked with providing security to the President of the Philippines, the Vice President and their immediate families. The PSG is stationed at the Malacanang Palace.

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Other member who were promoted officers are:

Cpt, Marcialito Escudero, 
Cpt. Robert Salvan, 
Cpt, Rocky Migrino, 
1Lt. John Michael Jamero, 
SSg. Rolando Timog, 
Ruel Barruga, 
SSg, Jerwin Nation, 
Sgt. Charlie Palicas, 
Sgt. Michael Costales, 
Cpl, Marlon Ypil, 
Cpl. Brian Balatero, 
Cpl. Raffey Lagrimas, 
PFC Salvador Elbo, 
Pvt. Edward Berion, 

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Hollywood "Black Panther" movie inspired by Ifugao designs


Okoye, Danai Gurira’s  in Black Panther movie. Photo Courtesy || Marvel
Cordillera - Record-breaking movie by Marvel the "Black Panther has showcased some of the stunning African costumes including Ifugao's indigenous artifacts and Asian themes. 

According to Anthony Francisco, a senior visual development illustrator for Marvel, the garb that Dora Milaje (the elite, all-female group of the Wakandan) worn was partially inspired by Filipino tribal artifacts from Ifugao. 

Francisco who grew up in the Philippines told Buzfeed that he saw African artifacts mixed with tribal Filipino decor in his relatives' homes in Ifugao. He was inspired specially from the Ifugao tribe who live at the base of the Cordillera Region in the north of Luzon. 


This tribal inspiration shows up in the costume of Okoye, portrayed by actress Danai Gurira. The small golden rings hanging from the tassels at the side of her uniform were amulets, drawn from Filipino superstitious belief.

The word Ifugao means "people of the Earth" in English are known for their ancient rice terraces,  a UNESCO heritage site built by the ancestors of the tribe in 100 B.C.

The Ifugao tribe continues to preserve its rich cultural elements, including weaving, beading and tradition narrative chants. 

source || Huffington Post & Inquirer USA
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