Balog Artifacts

Prestigious and elite

"Among the Ifugao, Balog are architectural details and elements with figures. They not only had specific, utilitarian purposes, but also a prestige function. In order to commission and install Balog, rituals and feats would have to be performed in which members of the community were fed. Such was the social obligations of those who wished to acquire and display Balog in their homes... the most spectacular of the Balog was the King post or Kinabigat." -Direk Floy Quintos, Provenance: Ramon Tapales.

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