Joe Loux. | A rare Ifugao hi'pag or ha'pag ritual sculpture from the Philippines.
Joe Loux specializes in authentic, antique tribal art from Southeast Asia.
Ifugao, Northern Luzon, Philippines, Cordillera, Lagawe, hi'pag, ha'pag, punamhan, shaman tool, mumbak
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  • Ifugao ritual sculpture or hi'pag

Ifugao Hi’pag or Ha’pag Ritual Sculpture.

Ifugao people, Northern Luzon, Cordillera, Ifugao Province, Lagawe, Philippines
Early 20th century
Wood, ritual patina
8 1/4″ (l) x 2″ (w) x 1 3/4″ (d)
The hi’pag/ha’pag formed part of a punamhan box in which ritual objects were stored. The box’s contents may include betel nuts, dried rice sheaves, birds’ and mammals’ feet and skulls and feathers. The box was handled by mumbaki shaman during rice harvest festivals. The h’pag’s face shape is a mini replica of the rice deities (bulul).
Price on request


26 July 2023