The inspiration behind the design derives from an Indigenous legend, called “Sleeping Beauty Mountain” that takes place on Mt. Patukan in Kalinga Province of the Philippines. The story is about a woman who lost her loved one during a battle. Rather than leaving Mt. Patukan to find another, she wanted to stay alone believing that he’ll return. She waited so long, that she became one with the mountain ranges as a maiden laying down, mourning from her loss. This story has been told for generations among the people of Kalinga.
The representation of this story along with decades of Indigenous people of the Cordilleras defending and preserving their ancestral lands brought this design together.