What is janggay?
'Janggay' are metal fingernail extensions that are used as costume accessories among ethnic Badjao women of Southern Philippines.
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The Janggay dance of the Badjao people take it's name from the metal fingernails worn by the women on special occasions. Passed down from generation to generation , the Janggay is danced for celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, and for other rituals. This smooth and flowing dance is performed w…ith highly articulatedform, restrained strict facial gestures, and meticulous attention to the placement of each finger in relation to the palms and wrists. (MORE)