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Phil Borges Spirit of Place Collection, Philippines - Norenco
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Norenco, 50+
Signapan Basin, Philippines

Norenco, the shaman of the Tau't Batu, was treating a feverish young child when I arrived. He told the father to make an offering to the mountain spirit in the place where the father had cut down and burned some trees. Norenco said it was this spirit that was causing the baby's problems. The Tau't Batu, who live in caves on the side of high cliffs, were just discovered in 1978. Their belief demands that nature be compensated with a carved wooden replica of any animals they've killed. (Tau't Batu)

Collection: Spirit of Place - Philippines
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
Finish: Framed


These beautiful black and white fine art photography of people portrait of indigenous cultures are the trademark of humanitarian photographer Phil Borges. All collections of Phil Borges' work are available at Hallmark Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego's La Jolla Cove. Gallery also has Phil Borges' award-winning photography books Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered. Call 858-551-8108 for more information.

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