Object Name: Alang (Scale Model)

Provenance: Kiangan, Ifugao
Wood, ratan
H 66 cm
MK Collection

Everyone who owns a rice field in Ifugao would own an alang, the granary where rice is stored. Each set of rice fields would usually have a granary adjacent to it, thus, the kadangyan who owns more rice fields would own more alang. Bu’lul figures are stored in the alang to serve not only as guards but also to multiply the stored grains. This scale model of the alang was done by Patrick Polpog of Kiangan, Ifugao.

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