BA


In the previous post of Mutya, Odal illustrates how the syllable of “ba” is an indicator of the Feminine Principle. This particular posting further discusses “mut” or “mutya” as a goddess figure in several cultures, their similarities and their differences. It also tries to explore how they might be connected. This paper was included in the publication and presentation at the Icon and Portrait...

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Wanted to share this Mutya article by Grace Odal, first published online at www.urduja.com, the baybayin jewelry site. Grace’s article talks a little about the syllable of “ba” as an indicator of the Feminine Principle. (Also see post Baybayin Alive: Fertility Symbols, Feminine Principle and BA) Mutya By: Grace Odal This article reflects on Filipino contemplative processes which according to the author is...

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Baybayin Jewelry

Baybayin Jewelry


Posted on Sep 17, 2009 in BA, misc

The Babae Pendant (2002) “Woman” or Babae After Mary Ann Ubaldo(Urduja.com) taught me about baybayin,  I collaborated with her and together we designed this pendant together.  Each is custom-made, and as of this day, we probably only created 15 of them.  The baybayin symbols of this pendant are Ba at the outer shape,  another Ba in the negative space, and the E carved in it.  So for me...

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In this picture, the dinumug fertility and prosperity amulet is worn by this Ifugao women in modern times. The center of the dinumug has a form that is the image of the female uterus. The BA symbol’s shape is the outline of the center of the dinumug.¬†More details and info on BA, dinumug and the fertility symbol’s implications at¬†Fertility Symbols, Feminine Principle and BA. Photograph copyright: F. de Jager (Source:...

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Bahala Na

Bahala Na


Posted on Aug 30, 2009 in BA, HA, LA, NA

I find it interesting that in ilonggo, people say things like: hindi, bala?, gaano ka da, bala? We also like to say things like hala, mo! or hala, lagot ka gid d’a karon! Are bala and hala derivatives of bahala na and used as words to emphasize the meaning of a sentence? We do know that Bahala Na is a Filipino attitude. It is also a saying that indicates, to our westernized minds, a fatalistic tendency. Others, of a more...

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