In general it can be said that southern Philippine and Indonesian textiles are more splendid than Northern Luzon highland textiles, and collectors of these are therefore often characterized as esoteric. The interest in cotton textiles from the north invariably is an offshoot of a fascination with the complex and intriguing cultures of the Cordillera mountains of Northern Luzon. For the select few who have delved into this field, and who have developed a respect for the way of thinking and behaving of these peoples, it is a privilege to own a small piece of this vanishing culture - a culture associated with bravery, tenacity, intelligence, beauty and harmony with nature.
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