BULOL OR TINAGTAGU (STONE CARVING)


Provenance: Ifugao or Mountain Province The original carvings of Bulol or Tinagtagu are usually from hard wood such as Narra, Mahogany, or Molave. Sometimes the wood carvings are usually left outdoor or at the open fields so that most of these deteriorate through time. It is for this reason that some wood carvers shifted to stone carvings. Stone carvings nowadays are conveniently used as replacements to the wooden carvings especially when these carvings are left outdoor as guardian of the fields and rice terraces, as markers to show property boundaries, or as village or community guardians, among others. This idol is probably a Tinagtagu from the Mountain province