Woods

January 11, 2019
contest: CHANGE in Wood Culture - Heritage
$ 4800
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The hanging wooden coffins at the the Echo Valley in the Sagada Mountain are ancient burial practices for the departed indigenous people of Sagada. Despite modern times, Sagada folks still observe some of the ancient burial customs and traditions of their ancestors. They have been hanging the coffins of their deceased love ones inside of caves or cliffs of valleys in the belief that they put their relatives closer to heaven. Traditionally, the coffins were made by hollowing out logs that are apparently smaller than the actual size of the dead and the deceased body is arranged into a fetus position. It is believed that you should leave the world the way you entered as a way to bring peace to the departed soul.

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