Object Name: Agawin
L. 12 cm, W. 20 cm, H. 16.5 cm
The aggawin is a work basket used for collecting fish, shells, and birds’ eggs and worn by women during rice cultivation. It is secured by a cord tied around the hips as it hangs from the lower back. It can also carry tobacco, matches, and a pipe. (Bacdayan, 1998, p. 38).
Bacdayan, A. S. (1998). Baskets among the Tanulong and Fidelisan Peoples of Northern Sagada. In L. Kostman & M. Ghaffari (Eds.). Basketry of the Luzon Cordillera, Philippines. Los Angeles, California: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History.