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Ibaloi basket for sweet potatoes "kayabang" #2


Philippines Ibaloi Igorot basket for vegetables/sweet potatoes locally known as "kayabang". Among the Ibaloi people of Benguet province, women use kayabang, a basket with round rim that tapers to a square base, to transport sweet potatoes and other root crops, such as yams, cassava or taro. The basket is carried by means of a strap worn across the forehead.


Type of Object: Basket for vegetables / sweet potatoes

Construction Method: Plaited

Local Terms: "kayabang"

Period/Date: Pre 1940's. Ex-Museum

Ethnic Group: Ibaloi ( Igorots or Cordillerans) of Northern Luzon Philippines

Country of Origin: Philippines

Materials: Rattan, wood

Dimensions: (Approximate) Height: 16" Diameter Top: 17"


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She is holding a pakkung, a bamboo clapper which she beats to her hand like a tuning fork that creates a humming sound as she sings or recites poems. For some reasons, this lightens the burden of the kayabang as they carry their heavy loads along the ups and downs of a mountainous trail.

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  • Shipping Weight (Plus Packaging): 2500grams