Kalinga is both a tribal community and a landlocked province in the heart of the Cordillera , kalinga people could be identified from a distance by their distinctive body art .
Among cultures in the Philippines, tapis may generally refer to a single rectangular piece of cloth one wraps around oneself as clothing .
Tapis of kalinga is a costume indigenous to the kalinga and Apayao . It is a rectangular cloth , women wear as a wraparound skirt . The garment is woven with backs strap body tension looms, embroidered with nature inspired patterns and are sometimes adorned with mother of pearl platelets and shells ,which represent wealth prestige in the area .