The Babaylan is a statement object that can be used as an incense burner or ash tray. 'Babaylan' is the Visayan word for 'Shaman'. They were women and trans women who were pillars of the indigenous communities in pre-colonial Philippines who were healers and mystics connecting to the past, present, and future.
Each Babaylan is beautifully adorned with tiny, hand-formed hoop earrings and will have slight unique variations, as they are handmade.
3.5” wide x 6.5” tall
Made by RG Jar Factory in Vigan, Philippines
“Babaylans are inherently peacemakers and ecologists, especially when challenged by power wielders of capitalism and materialism. Babaylans believe that we are all one breath and that the God is in all of us. This interconnectedness leads them to uphold justice and peace as vital to the life of the earth.” - Marianita Girlie C. Villariba*