0 Posted by - March 16, 2014 - 1st Kwentuhan

91188 Wood Carving human Figurine


  • Poch March 17, 2014 - 2:27 pm Reply

    Most probably, this is an Anito.

  • joey March 18, 2014 - 4:03 am Reply

    bulol or rice god from the cordillera

  • Ruth Ibasco March 18, 2014 - 8:19 pm Reply

    The Bul-ul or Bulol symbolizes rice god or guardian spirit which protects the ricefields of the Igorots or Cordilleran people, specially the people of Ifugao. Bululs are involved in rituals associated with rice production, from rice planting up to the safekeeping of harvest in rice granaries.

  • James Paul H. Esguerra March 20, 2014 - 6:57 am Reply

    I remember a professor in history saying that this is a bulol god.. I am not sure of the exact image though.

    Some times it is part of the cover of a rice storage container..

  • Arnie Trinidad March 21, 2014 - 9:47 am Reply

    I am no expert, but this looks like a bulol or rice god of the Ifugaos. They are also associated with ancestor worship. F. Sionil Jose discusses in a short story he wrote (The God Stealer) how the Ifugaos invest supernatural power on these idols. They can bring bad luck to a person, especially if he or she has angered the spirits inhabiting the rice god. They are also associated with healing rituals if my memory serves me right.

  • Antonio Aguado March 24, 2014 - 8:15 pm Reply

    Bulul, usually found in pairs. Protective entities guarding family, harvest.

  • rod pujante March 25, 2014 - 1:08 pm Reply

    Anito – We were told by the Spaniards that we worship wooden idols before Christianity. They misinterpreted these wooden figurines as gods as we hold them in high veneration. They represent our ancestors who were responsible in bringing us into this world.

  • Anton March 25, 2014 - 3:07 pm Reply

    This might be a Bulul.

    A Bulul is a carved wooden figure used to guard the rice crop by the Igorot peoples of northern Luzon.

    Commonly represented as seated on the ground, with arms crossed over his upraised knees.

  • FBillano March 26, 2014 - 9:14 am Reply

    A wooden “anito,” or deified ancestor-spirit. Associated with the Ifugao / Igorot indigenous tribes of northern Luzon island in the Philippines.

  • FBillano March 26, 2014 - 10:09 am Reply

    Sometimes called a “bulul” or rice-god carving, which were traditionally placed out in the field to guard the crops. (But those were usually made of stone or hardwood.)

  • Sue Quirante March 26, 2014 - 2:12 pm Reply

    This is a carving of a bul-ul, roughly translated as “rice-god/guardian spirit”. Carvings and sculptures are almost always in pairs, one female and male. A description is provided in the Art Gallery of New South Wales:


    Likewise, a detailed description is also provided in the online catalog of the California State University, East Bay Anthropology Museum:


  • Ken March 31, 2014 - 9:26 pm Reply

    It looks like a Bulul – statues used by the Ifugao to depict guardian spirits that protect their storehouses or granaries. But most of the Bulukl I have seen are colored black so I might be mistaken.

  • xander rennison March 31, 2014 - 10:28 pm Reply

    this is a bulul, something found and used by the igorots and higlanders after thier harvest season. they would do a ceremony or ritual with i think a pig as what was told by a native when we went to banaue. they would kill the animal and pour its blood to this icon. but for some reason they wouln’t let us see or touch thier family icon though instead they told us to visit a museum nearby.

  • Maria Teresa Macato April 1, 2014 - 7:03 am Reply

    A village idol of the Cordilleran tribe (Bulul) one of their granary diety

  • A.Voltaire Cating April 3, 2014 - 4:56 am Reply

    Hipag/hapag socrcery figure of the Ifuago.

  • John Labella April 3, 2014 - 5:48 pm Reply

    This is a bulul, a statue meant to honor the gods who guard the rice fields and the granary. http://cordilleranmuseum.weebly.com/gallery-of-exhibits.html

  • Evan Carlos April 7, 2014 - 3:18 pm Reply

    It looks like a Bulul (Bulol) of the Igorots from Northern part of Luzon, Philippines.

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