77032 Philippine Basketry of the Luzon Cordillera/Iwus
Storage basket (iwus)
Luzon Cordillera, Philippines
This Bontoc iwus has tightly-slatted sides with ventilation provided at the top of the basket. Locusts were traditionally considered a delicacy in the Cordillera. Collecting the swarms of locusts was a 'family' affair, armed with nets, men, women, and children would capture the insects. The locusts were kept alive in these Iwus baskets which have open-slatted sides and a net-like bottom. The delicacy was available as needed, to be roasted and prepared as needed.
This Bontoc iwus has tightly-slatted sides with ventilation provided at the top of the basket and on the bottom.
H: 24inch (61cm) W: 21inch (54cm)
Weight: 4lb 10 oz
Estate of late Diplomate / MANILA/1970
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