Object Name: Bongol (reproduction)
Provenance: Kiangan, Ifugao
Carnelian, agate, dzi beads
L 113 cm
The bonngol is a bead ensemble used by female members of the Ifugao kadangyan. It is composed of multiple strands of beads, mainly carnelian or agate, with accent pieces of dzi beads. Together with the dungdung and other Ifugao ornaments, it is worn during the uya-uy where together they form a most striking display of Ifugao finery.