The term Igorot has often been used to all Luzon mountain cultures. Igorot can generally be translated as mountaineer transporting agricultural products like rice or camote usually carried on the head or shoulders.
In the home, a variety of baskets is used to store food and personal belongings. These baskets are often large and may contain lucust (a special delicacy), clothing, or agricultural products.
The distinction between utilitarian objects and personal ornamentation breaks down when one looks in wonder at the colorful beaded baskets and bags from Mindanao highlands, the Bagobo, T'boli and Mandaya.
A T'boli Maiden using mortar and pestle. Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato, garbed in traditional beaded customer with cross -strecth design.
|Assorted fashion accessories made of brass, wood, beads and loose hair; baskets, combs, necklace and beads. Moutain Province, Luzon and Mindanao Moutain tribe.|
|Brass/copper inlay belt with betel nut box, Mindanao, Manobo and Sword brass/copper sword with belt|
|Ifugao Basket plant fiber 68cm Bontoc, Mountain Province.|
|Mountain Province Artifacts: weaving, heirloom, beads, baskets and bamboo ladder.|
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| DOORWAY TO THE PAST | PRE-HISTORIC | BURIAL COFFINS |
| PERIOD OF CONTACT | EXTANT CULTURE |
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