TUDOH (IFUGAO WANDS FOR SORCERY AND VENGEANCE)


Provenance: Ifugao The tudoh is used by the mumbaki when he performs rituals that are associated to sorcery or vengeance. Fastened with the skulls of monkeys, wild boar, musang (civet cat) tail, wild chicken claw, others animals parts, and human jawbone, the mumbaki waves, sways, or throw this stuff with the gesture of sending or ordering the spirits of this wild creatures to harm the enemy of the person with whom the mumbaki works for. The efficacy of such rituals of sorcery and magic is generally culture-bound in Ifugao Other groups in Ifugao refer to this stuff as toduk, when used in the gesture of spearing or stabbing the enemy with the stuff.