Iban Rice Guardian Hampatong

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The Iban rice guardian, known as “Pelakar Buah” or “Hampatong,” is a spiritual figure in the indigenous Iban culture of Sarawak, Malaysia, particularly associated with rice cultivation. The Iban people believe that Hampatong is a guardian spirit that oversees the well-being of rice crops, ensuring successful harvests and protecting the fields from harm.

Hampatong is often depicted as a benevolent entity, associated with fertility, abundance, and prosperity. The rituals and ceremonies dedicated to Hampatong typically involve prayers, offerings, and symbolic gestures performed by shamans or community leaders. These rituals are believed to establish a harmonious relationship between the human community and the spirit world, thereby ensuring the continued blessings of good harvests.

The concept of the rice guardian reflects the deep spiritual connection that the Iban people have with the land and their dependence on agriculture for sustenance. It also underscores the importance of preserving traditional knowledge and practices related to rice cultivation within the Iban culture.

H – 58 x 9.5 x 7 cm

Height with stand – 62.5 cm / 3 kg

Price include custom stand and shipping by air mail.

 

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 58 × 9.5 × 7 cm

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