This is a symbol for fertility I bought one of these pendants in New York City not too long ago but it’s a masculine design.
ling-ling-o or good luck charm from the cordillera regions.
these are fertility symbols.. I see these being sold in Baguio City
I’ve seen this in the mountain province. They are usually sold for tourists now. They are made of brass and are manufactured by Ifugaos. They are supposed to be fertility jewelries in the past. They are worn as amulets around the neck (necklace)
Linglingo fertility pendants in Brass
Northern Luzon highlands
Chiseled, and not lost wax cast
The metal used indicated your place in the social hierarchy- gold and silver for the well-to-do, and brass for the masses.
Linglingo are fertility pendants or earrings worn by the Ifugaos, Bontoks, Kalingas and Gaddangs in Northern Luzon. Linglingo can be made of gold, jade, shell, clay, stone, brass or copper. The material used, when making a lingling-o, is a sign of its owners social status. Source: http://www.tribalartasia.com/Tribal%20Art%20Antique%20Jewelery/BRACELETSupdate/LINGLINGO.html
I think it’s an earings. It is use by high profile people like Datu or a Sultan… only rich people from the Philippine history can wear it.
Lingling – o
The Lingling-o is used as either an earring or a necklace pendant by Filipino tribes on the island Luzon in northern Philippines. It is also found in other areas within the Philippines! The Ifugao, Bontoc, Kalinga, and Gaddang tribes wear them as pendants on necklaces or as earrings. Filipino lingling-o have been dated circa 500 BC. The lingling-o worn by the Ifugao, Bontoc and Kalinga in the mountains of Cordillera are frequently made of silver. Considered very valuable fertility charms linglingo are often wedding gifts. Linglingo can be made of gold, jade, shell, clay, stone, brass or copper. The material used, when making a lingling-o, is a sign of its owners social status
taken from: http://www.tribalartasia.com/Tribal%20Art%20Antique%20Jewelery/BRACELETSupdate/LINGLINGO.html
Hello! These objects look like lingling-o.
According to this website (http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Lingling-o), “The Lingling-o is used as either an earrings or a necklace pendant by the Igorots living in the northern part of the Philippines. It can also be found in other parts of the country and some parts of the Southeast Asia. The Ifugaos wear them as pendants of necklaces while the Bontoc, Kalinga, and gaddang wear them as earrings. The lingling-o found in the different parts of the Philippines are made of different stones from where they have been found. Some findings of the lingling-o in the northern part of the Philippines date about 2,500 years ago. Among the Igorots, the amulet is empowered and purified before wearing through a ritual that involves washing it with blood.”
This website (http://www.indioink.com/philippine-icons/the-lingling-o-symbol/) also describes lingling-o.
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