Object Name: Dinumog

Provenance: Ifugao
L 46 cm
MK Collection

Multiple pieces of ling-ling-o of the hubong/uvong type are strung together by the Ifugao to form a necklace called dinumog. It is worn by both Ifugao men and women, and serves as a status symbol in more ways than one. Made of gold, each piece of ling-ling-o is in itself a precious item. The symbolic meaning of the pendants, as representations of carabao horn, is a reference to the use of the said animal as sacrifice in the prestige feasts performed by the kadangyan. Wearing a dinumog thus signifies that one has butchered numerous carabaos as ritual offering.

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