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"Mambabatok"

"Mambabatok"

Description

Whang-od Oggay, born 17 February 1917 is a Filipina tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines. She is considered as the last mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) from the Butbut people in Buscalan Kalinga and the oldest tattoo artist in the Philippines. She has been tattooing headhunters and women of the indigenous people of Butbut in Buscalan Kalinga for more than 80 years but the Butbut warriors who used to earn tattoos through protecting villages or killing enemies no longer exist.
  • Category : PAINTING
  • Materials : acrylic on canvas
  • Posting : 2017. 06. 22

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