Language: Ifugao
Source: Batad Ifugao dictionary


Allūbung is the Ifugao word for a woven rattan covering on the upper part of a spear or javelin shaft, or the covering of the entire handle of a knife.1


In the literature

"A woven rattan handle covering, on the upper part of a spear shaft near the head or covering the entire handle of a bolo, hanggap, or knife, uwah.

The covering of a spear handle is a band about 7 - 10 cm. wide; on a bolo or knife, it covers the entire handle. Oozing sap of the būlon tree, lotan di būlon is painted on the rattan covering to seal and preserve it from water penetration."2


Allūbung on a hinālung hilt.
Mandarin Mansion inventory 2022.





1. Sil Philippines Languages entry allūbng.
2. Ibid.

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