Portrait of Lakay Lausan a Tingguian man.
Lakay Wa-aw, aged 92, is one of the older Kankanaey men still living in Sagada, Mountain Province. He has nine children and over 30 grandchildren. The two water buffalo horns above him are from two of his children\’s weddings. His necklace is centuries old, passed down from generation to generation. It is made of wild bore tusks and crocodile teeth from the Visayas. The Kankanaey live in western Mountain Province, northern Benguet and southeastern Ilocos Sur. They speak Kankanaey. The Kankanaey of western Mountain Province from the municipalities of Sagada and Besao identify themselves as part of a tribe called Applai or Aplai. (Mountain Province, Cordilleras, Philippines)