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Monedas antiguas de Guatemala

The Kalinga Arts

Philippines | A woman's neckpiece ~ 'Karaweweng' ~ from the Gaddang people, Isabela, North Luzon. The beaded centerpiece worn towards the back. | Multi-colored beads, cowry shells, and 1944-45 twenty centavo coins. | ca. 1940 | Sold

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Lakay Dilag wears a very intricate bikking or warrior’s chest tattoo. Traditionally, these V-shaped markings represented the gayang or eagle: an oracle bird and messenger to the Creator God Kabunian. However, this once abstract motif has been accentuated and replaced with a figurative rendition of the eagle that many WWII Kalinga veterans borrowed from peso or centavo coin designs from the American commonwealth period (1935-1946). The star (bituwon) beneath the eagle symbolizes the beacon or…

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Nativity Scene - photo by Rudy Girón, via Flickr; ceramic nativity set in Guatemala

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The women of Guatemala carried an amazing amount of things on their heads.

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Niñez de Color, Guatemala. #PintaTusSueños

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Window Post Office Guatemala

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5 unforgettable experiences on Day of the Dead: "Giant Day of the Dead kites of #Sumpango" #Guatemala #food

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