A rare large storage basket of both utilitarian and ritual purposes with carved figures on the wood top and an extremely elegant and beautiful densely woven and plaited bamboo rattan body, modeled on the shape of a Chinese ceramic jar.
From the Henry Otley Beyer Collection.
Henry Otley Beyer (1883-1966) was an American scholar, teacher and collector, who spent most of his adult life in the Philippines.
22"D x 25"H
The Ifugao are from the mountainous northern portion of the island of Luzon with baskets woven mostly by men and fulfill a variety of uses such as storage and for transporting items through the mountainous country.