Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray continues to put the Philippines’ arts and culture at the forefront of her work as the #RaiseYourFlag series heads to Zamboanga, Mindanao.
Her collaboration with One Town, One Product Philippines proves to be more than just a fashion and travel story, but educational as well. And just like before, we’re on the lookout for the beauty queen’s best discoveries.
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During her time down south, Catriona meets the women of the Yakan tribe and learns about a beauty custom unique to the indigenous group.
Known as the tanyak tanyak, the face painting tradition is reserved for the tribe’s nuptial ceremonies. Worn by the couple to be wed, the painting is done with the use of bamboo tools dipped in a thick mixture of rice flour and water.
The pattern features circles, spots, and diamonds as design elements, representing the moon and the stars being witnesses of the union. How romantic is that?
With Philippine style and destinations at the forefront, we cannot wait to see what’s next in Catriona’s #RaiseYourFlag adventures.