Dayaw Season 2, conceptualized and hosted by Senator Loren Legarda, and produced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), is a six-part, 30-minute weekly documentary series that focuses on the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage.
Dayaw Season 2: Episode 5 – Karangyaan – Celebrating the Body (Part 1)
Episode 5 looks into the rich collection of gold jewelry from various places in the country that are now kept in museums. The intricate design in each piece of jewelry reveals the exacting technical skill and extensive knowledge possessed by Filipinos to process and melt the raw gold and fashion it into ornaments.
The episode also explores the historical and cultural importance of gold in Ivatan life. It also features Whang-Od, the famous mambabatok or tattoo artist from Kalinga, and how she negotiates the fine line between tradition and commercialization.