Photos credit to Charlyn Ann C. Dela Luna; taken on October 20, 2021
I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
[ ] WORK IMPLEMENT [ ] CRAFTS [ ] DECORATIVE ARTICLES
[√] HOUSEHOLD ITEMS [ ] WEAPONRY [ ] GAMES AND HOBBIES
[ ] CLOTHING [ ] OTHERS _____________________________
B. YEAR/DATE PRODUCED: Undetermined
C. ESTIMATED AGE: More than 100 years old
D. NAME OF OWNER: Original owners are Paulina Cabadin and Claudio Gonzales, the parents of the current owner, Dionisia Cabello
E. TYPE OF ACQUISITION: Inheritance
II. DESCRIPTION OF THE OBJECT
(Describe the Material, Dimensions, Color, Markings, Design, Use, etc.)
This “gilingan na bato” is made of stone from the river, which believed to be carved by the Spaniards. It is round-shaped and having 10 inches diameter (mouth of the jar), and both 15 inches for the body and base.
III. STORIES/NARRATIVES/BELIEFS/PRACTICES ASSOCIATED
It is believed to be more than 100 years old and was carved by the Spaniards. Since the beginning, the original appearance of the “gilingan na bato” was preserved and maintained. No repair was ever done to it. It became the family’s source of income to provide their needs through making different rice cakes, and others. With that, they can able to send their children to the schools and support them to earn their degrees.
They are teaching their descendants on how to use it properly to pass it through generations.
There was also a time that there were people who wanted to buy the “gilingan na bato” from them for the amount of Php 5,000.00, but they refused, because their parents to whom they inherited it, asked them to never sold it to anyone.
A. PRIMARY CRITERIA (Indicate type of significance, e.g. historical, aesthetic, scientific, social, socioeconomic, socio-political, spiritual and then explain)
Socioeconomic – this is very useful in making different rice cakes that could be sold for a living
B. COMPARATIVE CRITERIA (Indicate Provenance, Representativeness, Rarity, Interpretive Potential)
Rarity - At present, based on their knowledge, they are the only ones who have this kind of “gilingan na bato” which is still functional.
V. CONSERVATION STATUS
A. PHYSICAL CONDITION:
[ ] YELLOWING
[ ] STAINS
[ ] FOXING (BROWN SPOTS)
[ ] ACCRETIONS
[ ] HOLES
[ ] FINGERPRINTS
[ ] TEARS/BREAK
[ ] LOSSES
[ ] CREASES
[ ] BRITTLE
[ ] ABRASION
[ ] MISSING PART ___________________
[ ] FOLDS
[ ] WRINKLES
[ ] MOLDS
[ ] INSECT INFESTATION
[√ ] OTHER
The “gilingan na bato” is still in good and its original condition, with no repairs or any restorations being made.
With the fast-pacing technology, younger generations nowadays preferred to use modern equipment, hence, resulting to some ethnographic objects to be forgotten.
C. CONSERVATION MEASURES: (Describe the conservation measures taken at the level of the community, provincial and/or national)
As of now, conservation measures such as maintenance, was being conducted by the family of the owner.
Experience, and stories from the elders
NAME OF MAPPER/S:
Charlyn Ann C. Dela Luna
October 20, 2021