farmers were preparing their terraces for planting. First the Good Spirits who guard the growing rice must be asked for another seasona s protection. We saw groups of chiefs on cliffs above the canyon conducting the ceremony. Their tall spears were stuck in the ground in a circle around strings of beads hung on a stick. Of course the Good Spirits will have the friendly assistance of the tall red plants, resembling feather dusters, which grow at the head of each terrace. The Evil One, who brings blight to the crop, is a powa ful scarta of this flaming vegetable wonder.
The chiefs wore no clothing excepting clouts of somber hue. Loud colors are taboo in Ifugao. They showed they belonged to the a upper seta by their ornamentsa large earrings, necklaces with copper charms, bracelets of heavy brass wire in spiral form, and handsome belts of strung shells. I learned later that these round shell ornaments, with holes in the center, used to be their money. They were all smoking little brass pipes. Some were tattooed on the neck and chest and their
AN IFUGAO DWELLING.