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Phil Borges Spirit of Place Collection, Philippines - Pilar
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Pilar, 19
Coron Island, Philippines

Pilar was camping by a cave which contains the swallow's nests used in bird's nest soup. The cave has been in her family for several generations. Since the nests can fetch up to $10,000 per kilo in China, Pilar will be guarding the cave night and day for the entire nesting season - almost 4 months. In a good year she will collect 1/3 kilo from the cave and receive $750 from the Chinese trader. Even though Bird's nest soup is believed to have many health benefits, her family no longer drinks it - it's just too valuable. (Tagbanua)

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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