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Butit Locust Basket Measuring 16 Inches Tall with Dark Brown/Black Coloration from the Philippines

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Intricately woven split bamboo vintage basket used to house locusts. A woven funnel would be held underneath a tree while it was shaken in order to dislodge the locusts. The funnel then would direct the insects into this butit basket made of rattan strips. The slats were woven with some space in between so they could remain alive until roasted and eaten. 

Due to its age, scarcity, very unique shape, amazing dark colored patina and condition - this piece is perfect for a serious collector and will add interest to any décor. Purchased in the 1960s in the Philippines – and has been part of a designer’s collection. Place in an interior environment from Rustic, Wabi Sabi to Japandi. 

Place of Origin: Ifugao, Luzon, Philippines 

Date of Manufacture: 1950s-1960s

Condition: Excellent

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions: 16 in. H X 4.75 in. Diam. (Rim) X 9 in. L X 9 in. W (Base)

Reference: Philippine Basketry - An Appreciation by Robert F. Lane (pg. 80). Similar items are featured in the permanent collections at The Museum of New Zealand and The Penn Museum.  

Butit Locust Basket Measuring 16...

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