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Traditional Arts and Crafts

Explore Igorot culture through exquisite crafts, revealing cultural stories, techniques, and geographical influences. Inspire your creativity with these masterpieces from the Cordillera region.

10 articles filed under Traditional Arts and Crafts category.

Batok: Igorot Tattoos in the Cordillera

Explore the rich heritage of Igorot tattoos in the Cordillera region. From Batok to cultural inscriptions, discover the art's profound meanings.

Tomlinson Stone Hagabi in Ifugao Bids to be National Treasure

Ifugao's Tomlinson Stone Hagabi, a century-old ceremonial bench carved from a single stone, is vying for declaration as a National Treasure.

Sep 14, 2023 · 2 min read

Baguio City's Barrel Man: Unveiling the Iconic Filipino Souvenir

Explore the history, culture, and significance of Barrel Man in Baguio City. Learn about its unique design and preservation efforts.

Sep 4, 2023 · 13 min read

The Ifugao Bulul: A Sacred Sculpture of the Ifugao People

Discover the rich history and cultural importance of Ifugao Bululs. Explore their symbolism and role in Ifugao society.

Sep 2, 2023 · 22 min read

The Shekang: A Cultural Treasure of the Ibaloys

Learn about the shekang, a unique ornamental mouthpiece made of gold or copper that is worn by Ibaloy women.

Dec 2, 2022 · 2 min read

Ifugao Bulul Statue Sold for a Record-breaking P36.1-M in a Paris Auction

A "bulul" or carved wooden figure from Ifugao was sold for a record-breaking 630,000 euros or about P36.1 million at an auction in Paris, France.

Oct 21, 2022 · 2 min read

Ifugao Hagabi Sells for PHP 22 Million

Discover the incredible story of the Ifugao Hagabi's sale at a record-breaking PHP 22 million.

Dec 6, 2020 · 12 min read

The Biggest Igorot Gong: A Symbol of Mankayan's Rich Heritage

The Biggest Igorot Gong resonates through Mankayan, a 7-foot symbol of cultural pride and a must-see attraction for locals and visitors.

Mar 12, 2020 · 2 min read

Bulul: The Ifugao's Rice God or Guardian Spirit

The Bulul is an Ifugao anthropomorphic carving that symbolizes an Ifugao rice god or guardian spirits.

Apr 22, 2019 · 2 min read

Origin of Bulul: The Story of Namtogan

The origin of the bulul wooden figures can be traced to the story of Namtogan, an important myth passed orally and recited by mumbaki during rituals.

Apr 22, 2019 · 2 min read