The museum’s purpose is to preserve and protect the cultural heritage through collection. Identification, documentation, preservation, interpretation and exhibition of specimens, artifacts and other Ifugao cultural property. Thus, the Ifugao Rice Cultural Museum exhibits artifacts ranging from small tools, metals, weaponry, adornment up to the gigantic woodcarvings of the Ifugao people.
These artifacts linked directly to the Ifugao traditional farming system, indigenous land and forest management, the general ecological balance, modes of inheritance, as well as other aspect of the social, economic, political, and religious life of the people.View Collections
Determined to create their own identity in the weaving industry, the early Ifugao people strived to produce their own fashion depicting their ingenious prowess in weaving their own crafts and style in the textile industry, showcasing their quality of work starting from manufacturing yarns out of cottons up to the finished products with the heterogeneity of symbols, patterns, colors and designs depending on their meanings figuratively. However, it has been one of the Ifugao skills and practices near to obsolescence due to loss of weavers in this generation. Nevertheless, the Ifugao forefathers were able to leave enough legacies just like the different kinds ULOH (blanket), wrap-around skirts and wanoh (g-string) for the young generation to remember their creativity and resourcefulness. They are usually woven with red and black being dominant similar to other Ifugao textiles, representing their high regard to the deities of sun and moon, and the gods of war, justice and agriculture.View Exhibition