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Vintage Philippine Woven Lidded Backpack

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Intricately woven bamboo lidded backpack. For this piece, the weaver used two different gauges of split bamboo and rattan braces and bindings along with carefully sized shoulder straps that show their skill. The unique shape, color variation and sheer craftsmanship is typical of this mountainous region. This extremely hard to find one-of-a-kind piece will add interest to any décor and be a striking addition as part of a basket or purse collection. Collected in the 1970s in the Philippines, this piece has an amazing rich brown patina.

Place of Origin: Bontoc, Luzon, Philippines

Date of Manufacture: 1960s–1970s

Condition: Excellent

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

Dimensions: 

Basket + Lid: 13 in H X 5 in. W X 11.5 in. L

Basket Base: 9.5 in. H X 11.5 in. L X 5 in. W

Lid: 5 in. H X 4 in. W X 11 in. L

Straps: Approximately 27 in. long

Reference: Philippine Basketry - An Appreciation by Robert F. Lane (pgs. 80 and 90); Philippine backpacks are featured in the permanent collections at The Met, the Fowler Museum at UCLA and the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at University of Illinois.

Vintage Philippine Woven Lidded Backpack

Regular Price
$385.00
Sale Price
$385.00
Regular Price
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 
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