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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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Ifugao rice storage baskets (2pcs) "Ulbong"

Ifugao rice storage baskets (2pcs) "Ulbong"

Philippines Ifugao Igorot rice storage basket locally known as "Ulbong". The jar-shaped ulbong is one of the most distinctive Ifugao...
$80.00




Kalinga basket for sweer potatoes / vegetables "awit"

Kalinga basket for sweer potatoes / vegetables "awit"

Philippines Kalinga Igorot basket for vegetables/sweet potatoes locally known as "awit". Kalinga women use a heavy basket for carrying...
$50.00

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Kalinga basket for sweer potatoes / vegetables "awit" #2

Kalinga basket for sweer potatoes / vegetables "awit" #2

Philippines Kalinga Igorot basket for vegetables/sweet potatoes locally known as "awit". This type of basket is carried in the side of the...
$50.00




Kalinga Winnowing tray rattan basket #1

Kalinga Winnowing tray rattan basket #1

Kalinga basket rice winnowing tray mainly used for separating rice and chaff. Rice is winnowed in the tray after it has been hulled, a process that...
$50.00

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Philippines Basket rattan Ifugao Children's Hat

Philippines Basket rattan Ifugao Children's Hat

Late 20th Century Ifugao Igorot Children's hat with outstanding brown-dark patina due to daily use and exposure to soot of a typical Ifugao house....
$50.00

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Philippines Bontoc Igorot Basket Backpack "Pasiking" "Sangi" #1

Philippines Bontoc Igorot Basket Backpack "Pasiking" "Sangi" #1

Late 20th century Bontoc Igorot backpack locally known as "Sangi" or "Pasiking" made from split rattan with bamboo reinforcements...
$100.00

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Philippines Bontoc Igorot Basket Backpack "Pasiking" "Sangi" #2

Philippines Bontoc Igorot Basket Backpack "Pasiking" "Sangi" #2

Circa 1940's Bontoc Igorot backpack locally known as "Sangi" or "Pasiking" made from split rattan with bamboo reinforcements at...
$100.00

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Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #1

Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #1

A beautiful example of Ifugao Igorot Hunterís Backpack locally known as "Inabnutan" with outstanding use patina circa 1950's up to early...
$150.00

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Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #2

Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #2

A beautiful example of Ifugao Igorot Hunterís Backpack locally known as "Inabnutan" with outstanding use patina circa 1950's up to early...
$150.00

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Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #3

Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #3

A beautiful example of Ifugao Igorot Hunterís Backpack locally known as "Inabnutan" with outstanding use patina circa 1950's up to early...
$150.00

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Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #4

Philippines Ifugao Igorot Rattan Basket Backpack "Inabnutan" #4

A beautiful example of Ifugao Igorot Children's Hunterís Backpack locally known as "Inabnutan" with outstanding use patina circa 1950's up...
$150.00

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Sagada jar or rice container lid

Sagada jar or rice container lid

Philippines Sagada Igorot (kankanaey) jar or basket (ulbong) lid/cover circa early 20th century featuring a seated bulol on top. Excellent piece and...
$50.00

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Sagada Jewelry storage basket

Sagada Jewelry storage basket

Philippines Sagada Igorot (kankanaey) jewelry basket circa early 20th century. Fine coiled weaving technique fashioned to the shape of a jar. Has...
$35.00

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