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Figure that represents a bulol, or god of the barns. Bulol are kept in these so that they can increase the rice stock, and in each harvesting they celebrate a ceremony with offerings and animal sacrifices in whose blood they are immersed to secure their fertilizing power. Bulol are inherited by the oldest son of each family, just as the rice fields, and only the wealthiest families can afford to have them.

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  • Title: Bulol Figure
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Subject: Beliefs and ritual
  • Provenance: This object was brought for the Exhibition about the Philippines, the Marianas and the Carolinas that took place in Madrid in 1887
  • Procedencia: Traído para la Exposición sobre Filipinas, Marianas y Carolinas que tuvo lugar en Madrid en 1887.
  • Physical Dimensions: w19 x h55.5 cm (Complete)
  • Notas sobre el objeto: Figura que representa a un bulol, dios de los graneros. Los bulol se guardan en éstos para que aumenten el arroz almacenado, y en cada cosecha se celebra una ceremonia con ofrendas y sacrificios de animales con cuya sangre se les baña para asegurar su poder fecundador. Los bulol son heredados por el hijo mayor de cada familia, al igual que los campos de arroz, y sólo las familias más pudientes pueden permitirse tenerlos.
  • Cultural Context: Ifugao (Cordilleran Groups)
  • Collecting: Luzon Island (Philippines)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: http://mnantropologia.mcu.es/
  • External Link: CERES
  • Medium: Wood

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