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Higantes (giants) are part of the folk tradition in the town of Angono whereby giant papier maches resembling human characters are paraded in a religious ritual every 23rd of November during the feast of San Clemente. Usually, it is only the head that is papier mache mounted on a frame where a person can carry it from inside. The body is dressed with cloths typically of floral designs. Bought miniature Higantes that are full takas (papier maches) a few years ago. I am very much fascinated with the folk characteristics of these small sculptures.

lakandula This photo was shot on film. Taken by lakandula with a Diana F+ plus close-up lens loaded with Fuji Provia 100F 35mm film in Muntinlupa City, Philippines. These tags describe this photo: 120, close up, mini, folk, art, angono, papier mache, xpro, map, new york, higantes, portrait, and medium format. Date: 2011-10-01. Time: Night. This photo can also be found in the album Mini-Higantes Portraits Against Map.

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  1. jaguarwomon


    Interesting info and picture!

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