A Bulul is a carved wooden figure used to guard the rice crop by the Igorot peoples of northern Luzon. The sculptures are highly stylized representations of ancestors, and are thought to gain power from the presence of the ancestral spirit. The Ifugao are particularly noted for their skill in carving bululs. Bululs are used in ceremonies associated with rice production and with healing. — from Wikipedia More info here.
This particular bulul is carved from wood. What is unusual about it is that the figure is male and is caring for a child which one does not normally see compared to the more common bululs. I forget when we got this bulul but it has been guarding us for more than 17 years.