Bronze Buos

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The Bronze Buos is an indigenous item of the B'laans. It is a container crafted from genuine bronze. It contains the riganga, a mixture of eke, afol and mama, that has been an object of inheritance from over three generations. This is also used as kastafa or dowry. According to the local beliefs, it is a taboo to either throw this box, or step on it, or place it anywhere else. If someone tries to do this, it will bring bad luck or illness to that person. The engravings makes this object very important for it represents the casting and designs of the Dongson culture where B'laans inherited from the first century Han Dynasty.


  • San Luis, Joel T,. "Kara ng Mindanao: Central Mindanao." 2007.




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