Ifugao Wooden Scooter

November 28, 2017
contest: "Wood and Life" People category
$ 4800
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Raniel Castañeda
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The Ifugao ride on homemade scooters made of intricately-carved wood, wearing nothing but their ethnic bahag. The wooden scooter was originally made in order to transport harvested crops and chopped firewood down the mountains more quickly, but since everyone has began making their own scooters, the mayor decided to include the race in the activities during the very first Imbayah Festival in 1979. It has been reported that some can reach speeds of up to 50 kph, with nothing but gravity propelling their scooters!

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