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Baskets

The diverse cultures of the Philippine islands are exemplified by these traditional baskets that are formed by ethnic groups from all over the island. These baskets are strong as they are beautiful . These prized Philippine baskets continue to increase in value as both craftsmen and natural materials become harder to find.

Basketry plays an indispensable role in practically all aspects of Igorot life. It is, in fact, one of the most common ubiquitous crafts of the Cordillera. There are baskets to cradle the newborn infant, vessels for daily and ritual use, and containers for human remains. Plaited winnowing trays, carrying baskets, and covered containers facilitate the harvesting, transporting, storing, and serving of grains, tubers and legumes for nourishment and survival. Basketry hats and rain capes protect against sun and rain. Twined and plaited traps and sieves help in catching fish, shellfish, and insect foods. Assorted basketry bags and pouches carry personal items, such as betel-chewing supplies or tobacco-related paraphernalia, packed lunches and snacks and potent amulets. As Philippines basketry specialist Robert Lane notes, baskets can be fully understood only by studying the purpose for which they were made, for their function informs the logic of their structure.

Cordillera baskets range in form and size from small carrying pouches to large trays and jar-like vessels. They are almost always made of bamboo, rattan, or a combination of the two. The most common used material is a vine like bamboo called "anes", which is distinguished from the upright, treelike bamboo. The most frequently utilized constructive technique is plaiting, although twining and coiling are also used. The average Igorot household normally requires at least one large winnowing tray and a variety of smaller, jar-shaped or box-shaped vessels to store food. (Basketry of the Luzon Cordillera, Philippines)

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Bontoc Bachelor's basket woven hat "Falaka, Suklang"

Bontoc Bachelor's basket woven hat "Falaka, Suklang"

Midth 20th Century Bontoc Igorot Men's basket Bachelors hat locally called as "Falaka", "Suklang" (Bontoc) or...


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Bontoc basket for cooked rice "Akob" #1

Bontoc basket for cooked rice "Akob" #1

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket for cooked rice "akob". This Bontoc round basket is the equivalent of the square Ifugao "huup"...
$50.00

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Bontoc basket for cooked rice "Akob" #2

Bontoc basket for cooked rice "Akob" #2

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket for cooked rice "akob". This Bontoc round basket is the equivalent of the square Ifugao "huup"...
$70.00

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Bontoc basket Lunch box "Topil" #3

Bontoc basket Lunch box "Topil" #3

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket lunch box "Topil". It is used by individual workers to carry food to the fields to sustain themselves...
$50.00

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Bontoc basket Lunch box "Topil" #4

Bontoc basket Lunch box "Topil" #4

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket lunch box "Topil". It is used by individual workers to carry food to the fields to sustain themselves...
$50.00

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Bontoc basket Lunch box "Topil" #5

Bontoc basket Lunch box "Topil" #5

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket lunch box "Topil". This type of basket is used by individual workers to carry food to the fields to...
$50.00

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Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #1

Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #1

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket plate locally known as "giyag". The giyag is an individually serving plate used for ceremonial occasions....
$50.00




Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #2

Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #2

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket plate locally known as "giyag". The giyag is an individually serving plate used for ceremonial occasions....
$50.00




Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #3

Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #3

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket plate locally known as "giyag". The giyag is an individually serving plate used for ceremonial occasions....
$30.00




Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #4

Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #4

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket plate locally known as "giyag". The giyag is an individually serving plate used for ceremonial occasions....
$20.00

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Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #5

Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #5

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket plate locally known as "giyag". The giyag is an individually serving plate used for ceremonial occasions....
$30.00




Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #6

Bontoc basket plate"giyag" #6

Philippines Bontoc Igorot basket plate locally known as "giyag". The giyag is an individually serving plate used for ceremonial occasions....
$30.00




Bontoc or Sagada Basket crustaceans container #1

Bontoc or Sagada Basket crustaceans container #1

Philippines Bontoc/Sagada Igorot basket container "Agkawin or Aggawin". Agkawin is a woman's work basket during all phases of rice...
$30.00

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Bontoc or Sagada Basket crustaceans container #2

Bontoc or Sagada Basket crustaceans container #2

Philippines Bontoc/Sagada Igorot basket container "Agkawin or Aggawin". Agkawin is a woman's work basket during all phases of rice...
$30.00




Bontoc or Sagada Basket crustaceans container #3

Bontoc or Sagada Basket crustaceans container #3

Philippines Bontoc/Sagada Igorot basket container "Agkawin or Aggawin". Agkawin is a woman's work basket during all phases of rice...
$30.00