Traditional Ibaloi burik, drawing by Hans Meyer, ca. 1880. Many figurative designs such as lizards, snakes, scorpions, and anthropomorphs are incorporated into the overall burik design. Although many Ibaloi headhunters took heads home in their day, only the bravest warriors drank from the sacred rice wine and human brain beverage that would make them more powerful! It has been suggested that the sun-wheel (spiral) pattern placed on the backs of the hands functioned to invoke the protection o...