This is a wonderful old Trough-Shaped Bamboo and Rattan Burden Basket with a Curved Handle on top from the Ifugao Tribal people of Mountain Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. These trough-shaped basket doubles as a rain cape when it is inverted over the head. The basket is constructed of a layer of woven bamboo woven within inner and outer layers of rattan. These baskets are old and hard to find. This type of basket is particularly useful for transporting wet rice seedlings at transplanting time. When the women carries the basket on her head, its thick layers prevent the muck that adheres to the roots from dripping down on her. These baskets are also made in smaller sizes for carrying a variety of produce. In most places in the Cordillera, women are primarily responsible for plating and transplanting rice, weeding and harvesting. This basket was collected in the field and shows age. and wear. A marvelous and unusual basket to add to your collection or to display in your home.
I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF TRIBAL ART THAT HAS WAS COLLECTED IN THE FIELD AND WAREHOUSED FOR 25 YEARS. I AM LISTING THESE WONDERFUL ITEMS FOR SALE.
Shows age and discoloration, but in good condition.
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