VERY RARE PHILIPPINE IFUGAO "GINUTTU" SHELL WEALTH BELT

  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Owner/Dealer: onlyinthephilippines2013@gmail.com
It is one of the most highly prized heirloom among the Ifugao's worn only by the kadangyan (upper class) as a It is one of the most highly prized heirloom among the Ifugao's worn only by the kadangyan (upper class) as a sign of prestige The belt is worn only by men of the social elite or kadangyan class. Boys can wear them during and after their elevation to the rank of kadangyan. Their use is limited to festive occasions such as marriage, funeral rites, successful headhunting raid dances and canyao's. The ginuttu is worn like an officer's sash except that the overlapping part is not worn on the side but in front. The belt is fixed at the waist usually from somewhere at the right side to the upper part of the left thigh and then allowed to hang loose at the left side. Reference: "Form & Splendor" by Roberto Marambasign of prestige The belt is worn only by men of the social elite or kadangyan class. Boys can wear them during and after their elevation to the rank of kadangyan. Their use is limited to festive occasions such as marriage, funeral rites, successful headhunting raid dances and canyao's. The ginuttu is worn like an officer's sash except that the overlapping part is not worn on the side but in front. The belt is fixed at the waist usually from somewhere at the right side to the upper part of the left thigh and then allowed to hang loose at the left side. Reference: "Form & Splendor" by Roberto Maramba Measurement: Buckle shell: 14inches diameter round Shell line: form left to right Left - 21.5 inches long Middle - 21 inches Right - 23 inches Ebay account: http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=only_in_the_philippines&ftab=AllFeedback Email add: onlyinthephilippines2013@gmail.com Payment: Paypal Shipment: EMS / Philpost Delivery time: 2 to 4 weeks