Design inspired from the Bulul
“A Bulul is a carved wooden figure used to guard the rice crop by the Igorot peoples of northern Luzon”
Not much thought on the design here except the carved bulul is part of the heel of the wedge. Idea for this design struck me when I read and saw the image from
The image from this link actually reminded me of the Fertility shoe by Dior (http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/11/glamorous-excess-politically-incorrect-footwear-shoes-of-the-week/), except that I hate the figurine from that over priced shoe. So I searched for other images of Bulul and stumbled unto a sophisticated looking bulul (can’t find the link to the image sorry).
The material for the upper is a simplified Igorot woven cloth with Silver accents. The heel ideally is carved wood (ideally to be carved by talented Paete carvers).
This is just phase one because most likely I would revise and improve or make another version of this, I would probably delve more into the actual concept of the statues (has something to do with rice and farming, and the fact that usually bululs come in pairs). This is just the No brainer version (not much thought placed in conceptualizing this) ;))