Gufnè Kulang Tanà Blaan Jar Ring

Annotated text (Blaan Kastulen June, 2022)

Gufnè Kulang Tanà. 

Two rattan (luas) rings used for putting under clay/earthen  pots (kulang tanà) joined with 2 rattan strips. Used to hold earthen pot made from clay. Earthen pot is mostly used to cook food.
When cooking rice with a  clay pot, they put the leaves of the sugarcane at the bottom or the leaves of ‘liken’.
They also cooked soup in it.
Materials: Made from rattan (luas). Tluas is the knife used. Note: It is now a considered a loss art. No one is making now in Sarangani Province.

Original Text

(Reference note from Field Museum Catalogue Number:  129457)

Fnek Kolang: 2 rattan jar rings joined with rattan strips.

(Note: all instances of either B'laan, Bilaan or Bila-an in the Mapping Database have been changed to Blaan after specific requests from the Blaan of Sarangani Province June 2022. This would differ from the terminology in the original record, which is considered derogatory by the Blaan.)

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