Bontoc Village Museum

Bontoc, Mountain Province

Bontoc Village Museum (Bontoc) is located within the Catholic Sister's Convent and Saint Vincent's Elementary School. Sister Basil Gekiere, ICM, founded it. It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life. Beside the museum b ...

uilding is a model of the traditional Bontoc village, which highlights some of the various aspects of the Bontoc material culture.

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  • Mountain Province The Bontoc Museum

    When traveling to the capital town of Bontoc in the Mountain Province, one has got to check out the Bontoc Museum. The Bontoc Museum began as a small collection of gifts from people in the different barrios of Bontoc, Mountain Province to Sister Basil Gekiere, one of the first Belgian sisters who began her missionary work in Bontoc in 1931. Many years later, a cultural worker who saw her modest collection suggested that Sister Basil put up a museum.

    In 1975, the initial collection was temporarily set up in a room at the Sister's Convent and opened for public viewing for the first time. This ...

  • The Majestic Banaue Rice Terraces And Bontoc Museum

    Whenever I talk to foreign travelers who are interested to travel to the Philippines, I always recommend seeing Banaue Rice Terraces. It will surely be a challenge before you get to reach the destination, but I am sure it will be worth it. However, access to the Internet and new online businesses provides opportunities for more tourists to travel with ease. In this trip to the Cordilleras, I joined a tour group for three days and only managed to spend 3,000 pesos without even worrying about the logistics and other details. It's not the usual group tours (like what we joined for our HK trip) si ...

  • Taoid A Museum Of The Cordilleras In Ilocos Norte Laoag City

    Inaugurated last November 17, 2015, the Taoid Museum is located a stone's throw away from the Laoag Provincial Capitol. The museum showcases a Pre-Colonial side of Ilocandia and the province's Cordilleran roots.

    A tribute to the indigenous people in the municipalities of Nueva Era, Dumalneg, Carasi and Adams, it focuses on the ancient trade relations that Ilocanos had with the different tribes from the Cordilleras, whose culture and belief systems share many similarities.

    The two-story museum was inspired, conceptualized, put together and curated by Mr. Floy Quintos, a nationally renowne ...

  • The Bontoc Museum Of Mountain Province PH

    The Bontoc Museum was founded by a Belgian nun whose aim was to preserve the history and heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera region particularly that of the Ifugao people. Hence, this museum houses an array of authentic artifacts and photos reflective of Ifugao's culture.

    Before entering the museum, one will already be amazed with its fa├žade and the building itself as it is patterned after a traditional Ifugao house. Once inside, the more will you be stunned with the various cultural treasures you'll see.

    The cultural and artistic assortment ranges from traditional cost ...

  • A Glimpse of Bontoc

    Unraveling Bontoc is unveiling history and culture. And their interesting traditions spans thousands of years. Bontoc, the capital of Mountain Province, has long been labeled as a fierce land; because it is the home of the fearless Bontoc tribe,indigenous people famed for their head-hunting practice and tribal wars in theolden days.

    One ofthe age-old stories believed to be the origin of the head-hunting custom of the Bontoc people is associated with the god Lumawig, who asked his people to accompany him in a war. Unfortunately, one of the locals named Gumanub was killed,so he called for rev ...

  • A peek to Cordillera homes turned tourist sites

    As with any other traditional house in the Philippines, huts used to abound in many parts of the Cordillera. Common materials used were of course those that abound in the locality.

    For Cordillerans, their houses are not mere dwellings. Aside from a place to rest, their houses also say a lot about their traditions and culture.

    Common features of Cordillera huts are the absence of nails that would secure all the materials in place; a fireplace and a rice storage area. Cordillera huts are compact, what with its usual one room design, and multi-functional according to William Henry Scott in ...