the soil of the Chico river valley has clay that is particularly good for potterymaking
, many of the Kalinga in that area derive a living from this activity. While
utility wares are quite plain, the Kalinga also make a distinctive, Lapita-like,
decorated pottery, "tattooed" by stamping, of which we are fortunate
to have a few examples. These geometric motifs are closely related to those
actually used in tattooing; unlike the neighboring Bontok
and Ifugao, the Kalinga rarely employ anthropomorphic
designs in their art.
small ceremonial jars are used for making offerings of rice to the harvest
cooking pot in the shap of a horn, with a dog handle.