77032 Philippine Basketry of the Luzon Cordillera/Iwus

77032 Philippine Basketry of the Luzon Cordillera/Iwus

SKU: 77032-Locust Basket
$975.00Price

Storage basket (iwus)

20th century
Bontoc
Luzon Cordillera, Philippines

Twined construction

 

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.

Museum quality

H: 24inch (61cm) W: 21inch (54cm)

Weight: 4lb 10 oz

PROVENANCE
Estate of late Diplomate / MANILA/1970

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Reference 

Fowlers Museum/UCLA

www.sfomuseum.org/exhibitions/philippine-basketry-luzon-cordillera-fowler-museum-ucla