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patikan

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“Bakunawa can never devour the last moon, unless you stop making noises” – Anonymous Pintados

Here is a Bakunawa (Dragon) design Back tattoo
with a small description on the right written in Bisaya

The orange colored text on the right are the names of each Rosette motifs
from above to blow it reads:
1. the title above reads Bulak Patik (Floral tattoo)
2. Balintawak – Red Hibiscus flower
3. 2nd and 3rd are Pagusi – Lotus flower
4. is flower of the Tambis tree

and the white text paragraph is a small description of the Visayan tattoo
it reads:
“the beginning of getting a tattoo of
a Warrior is by battle,

this tattoo will grow like a tree, each progress
of your heroism.

each patterns of this tattoo
increases your natural strength

some of this tattoo design will protect
you from bad spirits”

The big Text on the middle reads “PATIKAN”

the box below is a date when i posted this
using modern Bisaya numerals: akopito.wordpress.com/2013/04/…
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on the left side of the pictures
there are only few text

back of the warrior reads “Move”
and near the big title is a inscription of the Calatagan pot
using modern writings : imphscience.wordpress.com/2011…

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I was really curious about the Visayan Genesis.. pay attention to the bold and italic words

In the beginning of the world there was nothing more than sky and water, and between the two, a hawk was flying which, getting angry at finding no place to alight or rest, turned the water against the sky, which was offended and so scattered the water with islands and then the hawk had some place to nest. and when it was on one of them along the seashore, the current threw up a piece of bamboo at its feet, which the hawk grabbed and opened by pecking and from the two section of the bamboo, a man came out of the one and a women from the other. these, they say, married with the approval of linog, which is the earthquake, and in time they had many children, who fled when their parents got angry and wanted to drive them out of the house and began to hit then with sticks some got in the inner room of the house, and from these the grandees or nobles are descended; others went down the steps and from these the timawa are descended, who are the plebeian people and from the children who remained hidden in the kitchen, they say the ulipon descended.

1. The Current threw up a piece of Bamboo at its feet –
(Does the Bamboo represent the boat?, which our ancestor used to migrate island to island…”austronesian migration theory”)

2. Hawk – (Does the Hawk represent the GOD? remember they pray heads up… claps close, it seems the hawk is the responsible for opening the light of Men and Women… is this the reason why they dance to the hawk during courtship? remember the Binanog dance? Banog means hawk)

3. Sky and Water –
(anyone familiar about the Sky god, Kaptan and Water God, Maguayen)

4. in the first paragraph of the story, it mention about how the island was made, –
(does this reflect the scientific theory of the volcanic activities of the Philipine billions years ago?)

5. in the last paragraph, Wow! really? poor ulipons 😦

Myths always reflects scientific theories, in the Bible Gensis 1:1 in the beginning, reflects the big bang theory…

El guerrero pintado de butuan

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The Painted warrior of Butuan

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This is my concept of a Pintado Warrior of Butuan, you probably find the tattoo pattern odd,
the tattoo Pattern is inspired by one the early Spanish account description of a Cebuano Tattoo which Pigafetta describe as Fiery or wavy pattern tattoo
as he mentioned in his journal when Magellan and his crew visited the island of Cebu. mixing it with the generic tattoo design which you can find it
on one of the Bisaya illustration in the 1500s Boxer manuscript and Alcina’s depiction of a Bisaya tattooed warrior which they described as Bold line and Zigzag pattern.

The Chest tattoo is a Sampaguita design tattoo (is not actually a sun tattoo, its actually a flower tattoo which is very similar to the Bornean Tattoo)

The Sword is an Ilonggo blade which is the “Ginunting” the hilt design which mimics a Beast head is inspired by one of the Ginunting images which you can find it on “Filipino History & weapon” facebook page,

Font used:
Bisaya – http://fav.me/d5qrjr2
Kulitan – http://fav.me/d6384i6

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Download Font zip folder here: Bisaya MBF (Ink)

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I added new Tuning sound marks or (Paghuni sa pantingog kudlit) this are,
– long sound vowel (Taas pantingog),
– a glottal stop (Balî pantingog),
– a “ya sound” (Ya kudlit)
“which change any consonant inherent vowel to “ya” example: Dya, Sya etc.”
– a “ang sound” (ang kudlit)
“which adds any consonant inherent vowel to “ang sound” example: Kang, Dang etc.”

which I based my modern kudlit/mark on the Kawi script diacritical mark,

The design of the symbols are based on Visayan Tattoo and other austronesian elements, which represent both Upperworld (curvature characters) and Underworld (V shape characters) elements according to Austronesian beliefs (reference).
(I’m going to post that soon.)
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Bisaya Font Base on 5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
There are words in Visayan that has the same spelling but different sound and meaning, this is the reason why we need to implement additional tuning marks,
for example the word “Baga” which means “scorching” in Sinugbu language, there are other words that has the same spelling like “Bagâ” which means “Thick”
and “bágá” which means “lungs” both has the same spelling but different sound vowels and meaning.

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and by the way I also based my Vowel killer on Kawi script:
(Notice the bird shape pattern, the shape represent the upperworld element (reference).)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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