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Bulul Lime Container

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Hand carved carabao (water buffalo) bone lime container with stylized bulul rice deity figure motif and finely woven rattan detail, Philippines

Price:$450
SKU: new999
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Description

Hand carved carabao (water buffalo) bone lime container with stylized 'bulul' (bulol) rice deity figure motif and finely woven rattan detail. A bulul (bulol) is a carved wooden figure used to guard the rice terrace crops by the Igorot peoples. The container is used to store powdery slaked lime associated with Betel nut chewing. Banaue rice terraces, northern Luzon Island, Philippines, early 20th century, 9" tall