Armband made of wild pig tusks, carved wood figures, and rattan, known as “baningal” for the Ifugao, “abkil” for the Bontoc, and also known widely as “tankil.” These armbands are worn on warriors’ forearms, often with the carved figure facing outward. Data from “Philippines: An Archipelago of Exchange”, Constance de Monbrison and Corazon S. Alvina, eds. (Paris: Musee du Quai Branly and Actes Sud, 2013), pp. 282-285.
Bontoc or Kankana-ey
Boar tusks, wood figure, rattan binding
Pahweng or bya-kit. Ifugao armband or armlet. made from 2 pairs of wild boar tusks. Also attached with a small wooden bulul (rice guardian).
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