Bulul 68

68 Seated 'baby bulul', 18 cm high, with black patina of encrusted blood. This was used for ritual purposes and kept in a medicine box. It is not a traditional bulul. Small figures like miniature bululs serve the purpose of good-luck charms. These figures, called Hipag, "are minor war deities and are invoked during ceremonies dealing with violence and aggressive action. These deities are firmly associated with head-hunting and sorcery." (See People and Art of the Philippines, by Casal, 1981, p. 194).